Definition of Iris xiphioides

1. Noun. Bulbous iris native to the Pyrenees; widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers in various colors except yellow.

Exact synonyms: English Iris
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily

Lexicographical Neighbors of Iris Xiphioides

Iris cristata
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 (current term)
Iris xiphium
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Irish Free State
Irish Gaelic
Irish National Liberation Army
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Irish Sea
Irish Sign Language
Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhounds
Irish bull
Irish burgoo

Literary usage of Iris xiphioides

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1803)
"С 68; ] IRIS XiPHioiDES. PYRENEAN FLAG, and Order. ... G. IRIS xiphioides. Ehr. Beitr. jp 140. Willd. Sp. Pl. \. 231. ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"... surprised to learn that it was only cultivated here. The older botanical name. Iris xiphioides, was bestowed upon the plant from its resemblance to Iris ..."

3. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... sometimes called Spanish iris; Iris xiphioides, or English iris; and Iris germanica, or common iris, all European ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1803)
"С 68; ] IRIS XiPHioiDES. PYRENEAN FLAG, and Order. ... G. IRIS xiphioides. Ehr. Beitr. jp 140. Willd. Sp. Pl. \. 231. ..."

5. Old-fashioned Gardening: A History and a Reconstruction by Grace Tabor (1913)
"Iris Susiana; mourning iris; brownish purple veined and spotted with brown and black. * Iris xiphioides; English iris; dark violet, purple and yellow. ..."

6. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"... surprised to learn that it was only cultivated here. The older botanical name. Iris xiphioides, was bestowed upon the plant from its resemblance to Iris ..."

7. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... sometimes called Spanish iris; Iris xiphioides, or English iris; and Iris germanica, or common iris, all European ..."

8. Old-fashioned Gardening: A History and a Reconstruction by Grace Tabor (1913)
"Iris Susiana; mourning iris; brownish purple veined and spotted with brown and black. * Iris xiphioides; English iris; dark violet, purple and yellow. ..."

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