Definition of Spanish iris

1. Noun. Bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet-purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Iris Xiphium, Xiphium Iris
Generic synonyms: Beardless Iris



Definition of Spanish iris

1. Noun. a bulbous iris ''Iris xiphium'' from the western Mediterranean; it has violet-purple flowers with a short perianth tube ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Iris

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Literary usage of Spanish iris

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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"rule of not meddling over-much applies distinctly to the spanish iris, ... The beautiful varieties of spanish iris are well worth a place in the reserve ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The garden plants known as the spanish iris and the English iris are buth of Spanish origin, and nave very showy flowers. Along with some other species, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Both these present a long series of beautiful varieties of ie most diverse colours, flowering in May, June and July, the n.ilk-г spanish iris being the ..."

4. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"Too early planting causes the foliage of the spanish iris to brown and wither at ... The spanish iris must not be waterlogged in autumn and winter, ..."

5. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"Too early planting causes the foliage of the spanish iris to brown and wither at ... The spanish iris must not be waterlogged in autumn and winter, ..."

6. The Book of the Iris by Richard Irwin Lynch, Henry Ewbank (1904)
"The "spanish iris" has been very successfully grown at Kew in pots. ... Flowers after the spanish iris in July. Is native of the French and Spanish Pyrenees ..."

7. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1900)
"The flowers are quite distinct in aspect from those of the spanish iris and appear a ... The spanish iris must not be waterlogged in autumn and winter, ..."

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