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English definition of “iris”

iris

noun [C]  /ˈɑɪ·rɪs/ us  

iris noun [C] (FLOWER)

a tall plant with large, colorful, often yellow or purple flowers and long pointed leaves

iris noun [C] (EYE)

the colored, circular part of an eye surrounding the black pupil (= central part): When you say someone is blue-eyed, you are referring to the color of their irises.
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