Definition of Iris foetidissima
1. Noun. Iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa.
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily
Lexicographical Neighbors of Iris Foetidissima
Literary usage of Iris foetidissima
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"26. Sleep—A kind of sleepiness.—Uneasy sleep. Iris foetidissima. Iris foetidissima. NO Iridaceae. Tincture of root. Clinical.—Headache. Hernia. ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"... Desfontaines seem to think; but he merely hazards a supposition as to what are the intentions of these avaricious herbalists. s1 The Iris foetidissima ..."
3. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1814)
"If Wallis obsen.ed any blue flowered iris in this county, it must have been iris foetidissima; NIW Schoenus Mariscus. ..."
4. Hardy Flowers: Descriptions of Upwards of Thirteen Hundred of the Most by William Robinson (1878)
"Native of Italy and S. Europe. - Mixed borders, margins of shrubberies, or naturalization, in almost any kind of soil. Division. Iris foetidissima ..."
5. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"Iris Susiana, 2 feet, brown, netted with dark lines—April and May. Iris persica, 6 inches, various—April and May. Iris foetidissima foliis ..."