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Frost this morning; all the meadow grass and some of the pine needles sparkling with irised crystals,—flowers of light.

Into my sight through the irised, crocus mist swam the radiant body of Norhala!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., flowering plant (Iris germanica), also "prismatic rock crystal," from Latin iris (plural irides) "iris of the eye, iris plant, rainbow," from Greek iris (genitive iridos) "a rainbow; the lily; iris of the eye," originally "messenger of the gods," personified as the rainbow. The eye region was so called (early 15c. in English) for being the colored part; the Greek word was used of any brightly colored circle, "as that round the eyes of a peacock's tail" [Liddell and Scott].

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IRISED

iridescent

adjectiverainbow-colored
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