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irisnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑɪ·rɪs/

iris noun [C] (FLOWER)

a ​tallplant with ​large, ​colorful, often ​yellow or ​purpleflowers and ​longpointedleaves

iris noun [C] (EYE)

the ​colored, ​circularpart of an ​eyesurrounding the ​black pupil (= ​centralpart): When you say someone is blue-eyed, you are referring to the ​color of ​their irises.
(Definition of iris from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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irisnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaɪ.rɪs/

iris noun [C] (FLOWER)

a ​tallplant that has ​blue, ​yellow, or ​whiteflowers and ​long, ​narrowleaves

iris noun [C] (EYE)

the ​colouredcircularpart of that ​eye that ​surrounds the ​black pupil (= ​centralpart)
(Definition of iris from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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