• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Irisated Exhibiting the prismatic colors; irised; iridescent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • irisated Rainbow-colored; iridescent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Irisated rainbow-coloured
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Iris
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. iris, iridis—Gr. iris, iridos, the rainbow.


In literature:

For Stratton's eyes showed white circles about the irises, as he now leaned forward to gaze into the bath.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
The German irises follow rapidly.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
She tilted back her head, and there was the ever-new surprise of blue irises under dark brows.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
By the time she had reached the little basin in the middle of the garden, where the irises grew, Mildred had caught her up.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
They were steady, and the pupils had dilated while the irises held the color of steel.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
The dull pig-eyes of Chang stared very close to his, with the stupefaction of sleep still extending the irises into round dark pools.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
It was a heavy plastic irising door.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
I could see a broad white rim all round the irises of his eyes, and a pulse in his temples was throbbing visibly.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
A faint, sickening scent of irises Persists all morning.
"Some Imagist Poets" by Richard Aldington
There will be mosaic tables with magnolias and irises.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall

In poetry:

Ere love and beauty both grew old
And wonder and romance were flown
On irised wings to worlds unknown,
To stars of undiscovered gold.
"Beyond the Great Wall" by Clark Ashton Smith
The whitening gold of sudden dawn,
The sunset's garnet afterglow,
The cumulus, the noonlit snow,
The moon in irised clouds withdrawn.
"The Butterfly" by Clark Ashton Smith
Take roses red and lilies white,
A kitchen garden's my delight;
Its gillyflowers and phlox and cloves,
And its tall cote of irised doves.
"The Choice" by Katharine Tynan
To poets' youthful hearts,
Even so the quivering April thoughts will fly,--
Those irised darts,
Those winged and tiny denizens of the sky.
"The Humming Birds" by Alfred Noyes
A slender, winged, ethereal, lily form,
Dove-eyed, with fair, free-floating, pearl-wreathed hair,
In waving raiment swathed
Of changing, irised hues.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
"Fetch forth the Paradisal garb!" * spake the Father, sweet and low;
Drew them both by the frightened hand * where Mary's throne made
irised bow -
"Take, Princess Mary, of thy good grace, * two spirits greater than
they know."
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Soul siren Irma Thomas, dressed in a golden Jackie Kennedy pantsuit, beckons us into a lush landscape of blue irises, python-like oak limbs, and red-winged black birds that sing along to old-fashioned phonograph records.
Hooker Nichols also grows Louisiana irises in his gardens he and his wife, Bonnie, tend in North Dallas and Mesquite.
Now is the time to separate and plant bearded irises for spring bloom.
Irises come in many different shapes, sizes and colors.
At The Sustainable Living Centre in New Lynn the Dutch irises we planted as bulbs are flowering around our food forest/orchard.
Dutch irises require average garden soil, they're not too fussy.
A Guide to Bearded Irises.
Although bearded irises are not native, they are fabulously adapted to our climate and soils.
In fact, there's virtually nowhere in the nation where irises don't perform well.
Irises are blooming on Mother's Day when usually it is tulips.
A Great Neck eye surgeon succeeded in the first part of a pioneering operation in which artificial irises are implanted in a 16-year-old boy.
Daylilies, irises and creeping phlox are among the most popular.
Later that night, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks did us one better -- mimicking (sort of) Vincent Van Gogh 's "Irises" during his game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jails in Yavapai County to begin scanning inmates' irises.
One of those is the scent of irises.

In science:

By using a flat beam transform and irising the drive laser we were able to make a 46- by 295-µm beam image involving only 15 pC of charge in one bunch as shown at the right in Fig. 4b.
Initial beam-profiling tests with the NML prototype station at the Fermilab A0 Photoinjector
This has involved a variety of methods including the scanning of fingerprints, irises, ears facial characteristics.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
Fig. 24. 201 MHz test cavity, showing mounting arrangement. The ports on the entrance and exit faces are for diagnostic purposes. The curved surfaces represent thin Be windows that electrically close the irises.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
Both vacuum cavities having irises closed with beryllium disks and H2-gas-filled cavities have been proposed and both need further study.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
The issue of the RF breakdown in the magnetic field is addressed in the so-called open cavity cooling channel lattice with magnetic coils in the irises of the RF cavities.
Six-Dimensional Cooling Simulations for the Muon Collider