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7 definitions found
 for iris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Iris \I"ris\, n.; pl. E. Irises, L. Irides. [L. iris,
     iridis, the goddess, Gr. ?, ?, the rainbow, iris of the eye,
     the plant Iris. Cf. Orris.]
     1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of the rainbow, and
        swift-footed messenger of the gods. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The rainbow. --Sir T. Browne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of
        colors. --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Anat.) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil,
        and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Bot.) A genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous
        or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce
        (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are
        examples. See Illust. of Flower-de-luce.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Her.) See Fleur-de-lis, 2.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. (Zool.) the inner circle of an oscillated color spot.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     8. same as iris diaphragm.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  iris
      n 1: plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing
           bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three
           drooping sepals [syn: iris, flag, fleur-de-lis,
           sword lily]
      2: muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which
         in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it
         forms the colored portion of the eye
      3: diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be
         adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening [syn:
         iris, iris diaphragm]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "iris":
     Dalmatian, antigorite, baby blues, band, banjo eyes, bar,
     bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, bright eyes, butterfly,
     candy cane, chameleon, check, checker, cheetah, chrysotile,
     clear eyes, confetti, cornea, crazy quilt, dapple, dot, eye,
     eyeball, eyelid, firedog, flake, fleck, freckle, goggle eyes,
     harlequin, iridesce, iridize, jaguar, lens, leopard, lid, mackerel,
     mackerel sky, maculate, marble, marbled paper, marbleize, moire,
     mother-of-pearl, motley, mottle, nacre, naked eye,
     nictitating membrane, ocelot, oculus, opal, opalesce, ophite,
     optic, optic nerve, orb, organ of vision, patchwork quilt, peacock,
     peeper, pepper, polychrome, polychromize, popeyes, pupil, rainbow,
     retina, saucer eyes, sclera, serpentine, serpentine marble,
     shot silk, spangle, speck, speckle, spectrum, splotch, spot,
     sprinkle, starry orbs, stigmatize, stipple, streak, striate,
     stripe, stud, tattoo, tessellate, tortoise shell, unaided eye,
     variegate, vein, visual organ, zebra
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IRIS
         Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (org., Canada)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IRIS
         Internet Registry Information Service (XML, Internet)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  IRIS
  
      Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship
     of Brown University (Providence RI).
  
     (1994-11-04)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Iris
  
     An object-oriented DBMS.
  
     (1994-11-04)
  

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