Definition of Bearded iris

1. Noun. Any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals).

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bearded Iris

beard lichen
beard moss
beard the lion in his den
beard worm
bearded darnel
bearded dragon
bearded dragons
bearded iris (current term)
bearded mussel
bearded mussels
bearded reedling
bearded reedlings
bearded seal
bearded tit
bearded vulture
bearded vultures

Literary usage of Bearded iris

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

1. The Garden's Story: For Pleasures and Trials of an Amateur Gardener by George Herman Ellwanger (1889)
"The great bearded iris is one of the most effective border plants; the cut flowers are also beautiful when arranged with their sword-shaped foliage. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The first rains usually start a few of the dwarf and tall bearded iris into a premature flowering, this being so regular in the case of the Iris Kochii ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... of central Europe, " the most common purple Fleur de Luce " of Ray, is the large common blue iris of gardens, the bearded iris or fleur do luce. ..."

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