Definition of English iris

1. Noun. Bulbous iris native to the Pyrenees; widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers in various colors except yellow.

Exact synonyms: Iris Xiphioides
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily



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Literary usage of English iris

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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"The english iris got its popular name in a rather curious way, ... The Dutch, supposing it to be a native of our shores, called it the english iris. ..."

2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"I. xiphioides (english iris).—This is a beautiful flower, ... The Dutch, supposing it to be a native of our shores, called it the english iris. ..."

3. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"The english iris got its popular name in a rather curious way, ... The Dutch, supposing it to be a native of our shores, called it the english iris, ..."

4. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"Far different is it with the gorgeous old english iris, whose huge, deep azure flowers make the pride of many a cottage-garden. ..."

5. The English Flower Garden and Pleasure Ground: Design and Arrangement Shown by William Robinson (1899)
"The english iris got its popular name Iris susiana. ... The Dutch, supposing it to be a native of our shores, called it the english iris. ..."

6. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by Esther Baldwin York (1906)
"Hence the drier soils ot the garden should be chosen for the Spanish Ins, and the damp sites for the english iris. Forms of Spanish Iris one could recommend ..."

7. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"english iris.—A beautiful Pyrenean Iris having bulbs with brown coats which when ... There are now a large number of cultivated forms of the english iris, ..."

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