plural -s
: any of several oily liquid isomeric ketones C14H22O or a mixture of some of them that have a strong odor of violet and orrisroot, that occur in orris oil, and that are used in perfumes

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary iris + -one; originally formed as German iron

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“Irone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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