Definition of Genus Iris

1. Noun. Large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Iris

genus Iguanodon
genus Ilex
genus Iliamna
genus Illecebrum
genus Illicium
genus Impatiens
genus Inachis
genus Indigofera
genus Indri
genus Inga
genus Inula
genus Ipomoea
genus Irena
genus Iresine
genus Iridoprocne
genus Iris (current term)
genus Irvingia
genus Isatis
genus Ischigualastia
genus Isoetes
genus Isopyrum
genus Istiophorus
genus Isurus
genus Iva
genus Ixia
genus Ixobrychus
genus Ixodes
genus Jabiru
genus Jacksonia
genus Jacquinia

Literary usage of Genus Iris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"(5) Note on the Germination of the Seeds in the genus Iris. By MC POTTER, MA, Peterhouse. IT is a well-known fact that some seeds germinate very soon after ..."

2. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"Something of this same nature occurs in other plants, especially in the subterranean stem, or what is commonly called the root, of the genus iris. ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1859)
"THE genus Iris, of which the species are so numerous and so common in our gardens, ... The genus Iris is too well known to need a detailed description, ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"This is illustrated by such titles as "The genus Iris," "The Purification of a City Water Supply," or "Experimental Work in Child Psychology. ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"... 1888, Lynch, The Book of the Iris, 1904, and the fine monograph of Dykes, The genus Iris, 1913. The number of species of Iris recognized by different ..."

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