Definitions for japanese iris

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Jap′anese i′ris(n.)

  1. a plant, Iris kaempferi, native to Japan, having broad, showy flowers in a variety of colors.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Japanese iris:

1880–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Japanese iris, Iris kaempferi(noun)

    iris native to Japan having large showy flowers

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  1. Japanese iris

    The term "Japanese iris" encompasses three varieties of Irises cultivated in gardens or growing wild in Japan: hanashōbu, kakitsubata and ayame. The species I. japonica is dealt with under that heading. The bluish purple color of the flowers of the Japanese garden iris is an example of the copigmentation phenomenon.

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