Definition of “iris” - English Dictionary

“iris” in British English

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irisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ.rɪs/ us /ˈaɪ.rɪs/

iris noun [ C ] (FLOWER)

a tall plant that has blue, yellow, or white flowers and long, narrow leaves

iris noun [ C ] (EYE)

the coloured circular part of that eye that surrounds the black pupil (= central part)

(Definition of “iris” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“iris” in American English

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irisnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑɪ·rɪs/

iris noun [ C ] (FLOWER)

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.

(Definition of “iris” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)