stinking iris


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stinking iris

n
(Plants) an iris plant, Iris foetidissima, of W Europe and N Africa, having purplish flowers and a strong unpleasant smell when bruised. Also called: gladdon
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Noun1.stinking iris - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leavesstinking iris - iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
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Minutes later, Alice amazes us again by snapping some stinking iris leaves to unveil the unmistakable aroma of roast beef crisps.
Iris foetidissima, commonly known as the stinking iris because of the smell from its foliage when crushed, is another good choice for a shady spot.