English iris

noun

: a bulbous iris (Iris xiphioides) that is native to the Pyrenees but is now widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers which are typically dark purple marked with yellow but in cultivation sometimes white, blue, or wine red but never yellow compare dutch iris , spanish iris

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“English iris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20iris. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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