Japanese iris


: any of various beardless garden irises (especially Iris kaempferi) with very large showy flowers

Examples of Japanese iris in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a shade garden behind a sitting area near the pond that’s filled with bleeding hearts, hostas and Japanese ferns, and a stretch of garden that runs along the pond that he’s left natural with Culver’s root, Joe Pye weed, Japanese iris and some cattails. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese iris was in 1883

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“Japanese iris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20iris. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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