The irises are a type of flower that is often used in paintings and sculptures. They are often used to symbolize beauty and love.

  • The irises are a beautiful flower, and they are used a lot in paintings and sculptures.

Definition of irises


A plant of the genus Iris, common in the northern hemisphere, and generally having attractive blooms (See Iris (plant)).


The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, which adjusts to control the amount of light reaching the retina, and which forms the colored portion of the eye (See Iris (anatomy)).


A diaphragm used to regulate the size of a hole, especially as a way of controlling the amount of light reaching a lens.


A rainbow, or other colourful refraction of light.


A constricted opening in the path inside a waveguide, used to form a resonator.


The inner circle of an oscillated color spot.


(of an aperture, lens or door) To open or close in the manner of an iris.

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Example Sentences for irises

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    This project includes taking pictures of the iris and the 10 fingerprints.

  • 2

    The iris is the heavily pigmented colored part of the eye.

  • 3

    The camera's iris is designed to imitate the function of the human eye.

  • 4

    The cornea is the clear part of eye in front of the iris and pupil.

  • 5

    The belly is cream and the iris is golden.

  • 6

    The bill is yellow and the iris is red.

  • 7

    The iris is golden and toes are webbed.

  • 8

    The iris is yellow and the tongue black.

  • 9

    The facial disc is pale and the iris is yellow.

  • 10

    The iris is lighter and appears to always be dilated.