German iris

noun

Definition of German iris

1 : any of several Old World bearded irises: such as
a : a large purple-flowered to white-flowered iris (Iris germanica) native to central and southern Europe
b : any of several chiefly European irises (as I. kochii and I. flavescens) usually considered to be closely related to or sometimes varieties of the German iris (I. germanica)
2 : any of numerous tall bearded horticultural irises derived from the wild German irises (especially Iris germanica) by hybridization and selection

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“German iris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/German%20iris. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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