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 for iris
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing
           bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three
           drooping sepals [syn: iris, flag, fleur-de-lis,
           sword lily]
      2: muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which
         in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it
         forms the colored portion of the eye
      3: diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be
         adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening [syn:
         iris, iris diaphragm]

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