A beautiful Japanese iris.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of several tall, beardless irises with showy flowers, esp. a species (Iris kaempferi) commonly cultivated in gardens
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A Japanese ornamental plant (Iris kaempferi) widely grown for its numerous cultivars, which have large, variously colored, showy flowers.