Definition of Genus Iris
1. Noun. Large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes.
Member holonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily, Bearded Iris, Beardless Iris, Bulbous Iris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Iris
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 ..."