Definition of Iris xiphium

1. Noun. Bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet-purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Spanish Iris, Xiphium Iris
Generic synonyms: Beardless Iris



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iris Xiphium

Iris filifolia
Iris florentina
Iris foetidissima
Iris germanica
Iris germanica florentina
Iris kaempferi
Iris kochii
Iris pallida
Iris persica
Iris pseudacorus
Iris tingitana
Iris verna
Iris versicolor
Iris virginica
Iris xiphioides
Iris xiphium
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Literary usage of Iris xiphium

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1. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"Thus in Iris pseudacorus starch is present but not abundant, in iris xiphium both starch and inulin are present in quantity ; Scilla nutans has inulin but ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"iris xiphium.—Type of bulbous iris. ( X Ю ft.: st. very short: tube 3-6 in. long; fls. bright purple, very fragrant; ..."

3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"The next to bloom is Iris (Xiphium) reticulata : early in February the beds are gay with this flower. It is purple in colour, with blotches or spots of gold ..."

4. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Some of them have received much attention from florists, particularly iris xiphium, sometimes called Spanish iris; Iris xiphioides, or English iris; ..."

5. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"Thus in Iris pseudacorus starch is present but not abundant, in iris xiphium both starch and inulin are present in quantity ; Scilla nutans has inulin but ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"iris xiphium.—Type of bulbous iris. ( X Ю ft.: st. very short: tube 3-6 in. long; fls. bright purple, very fragrant; ..."

7. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"The next to bloom is Iris (Xiphium) reticulata : early in February the beds are gay with this flower. It is purple in colour, with blotches or spots of gold ..."

8. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Some of them have received much attention from florists, particularly iris xiphium, sometimes called Spanish iris; Iris xiphioides, or English iris; ..."

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