Definition of Persian iris
1. Noun. Bulbous iris native to Asia Minor cultivated for its pale lilac-colored flowers.
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Literary usage of Persian iris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Many fine varieties have been produced. The persian iris (/. persica), the Snake's-head Iris ... The persian iris is delightfully fragrant. ..."
2. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1834)
"My brother-in-law, Mr. Mapleton, tells me he lately bought a root of the Persian iris, and asked the man, at the same time, whether it smelled sweet? ..."
3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"Many fine varieties have been produced. The persian iris ... The persian iris is delightfully fragrant. The roots of all these species are annually exported ..."
4. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"Many fine varieties have been produced. The persian iris ... CEDO NIAN IKIS(/. Su*iana) are also much esteemed. The persian iris is delightfully fragrant. ..."
5. A Treatise on the Cultivation of Ornamental Flowers by Roland Green (1828)
"persian iris.—The persian iris is a beautiful flower, and will blow on glasses, like the hyacinth, narcissus, &c, but they will blow much stronger in small ..."