Spanish iris

Spanish iris
a bulbous iris Iris xiphium from the western Mediterranean; it has violet-purple flowers with a short perianth tube

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  • Spanish iris — noun bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet purple flowers • Syn: ↑xiphium iris, ↑Iris xiphium • Hypernyms: ↑beardless iris * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized S : a bulbous iris (Iris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish iris — an iris, Iris xyphium, of the Mediterranean region, having blue, white, or yellow flowers with a yellow or orange patch. * * * …   Universalium

  • Iris xiphium — Spanish Iris Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosper …   Wikipedia

  • Iris (plant) — This article is about the Iris plant. For other uses, see Iris (disambiguation). Other plants named iris are found elsewhere in the Iridaceae. Iris Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea), known as ayame in Japan …   Wikipedia

  • iris — /uy ris/, n., pl. irises, irides /ir i deez , uy ri /, v. n. 1. Anat. the contractile, circular diaphragm forming the colored portion of the eye and containing a circular opening, the pupil, in its center. See diag. under eye. 2. Bot. any plant… …   Universalium

  • Iris — /uy ris/, n. a female given name. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek mythology, the personification of the rainbow and (in Homer s Iliad, for example) a messenger of the gods. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, she was the daughter of… …   Universalium

  • Iris xiphium — noun bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet purple flowers • Syn: ↑Spanish iris, ↑xiphium iris • Hypernyms: ↑beardless iris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iris filifolia — noun bulbous Spanish iris with red violet flowers • Syn: ↑Dutch iris • Hypernyms: ↑beardless iris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iris tingitana — noun bulbous Spanish iris having blue flowers • Syn: ↑Dutch iris • Hypernyms: ↑beardless iris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iris xiphium — ID 42976 Symbol Key IRXI Common Name Spanish iris Family Iridaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution LA, TN Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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