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Re: REF: plural of iris


J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> 
> Ann Pearce wrote:
> >
> > >Chris thinks this out...
> > >
> > >Or could it be iris - iri...
> > >..as in octopus - octopi...
> >
> > The official plural of octopus is octopodes, as the word originally comes
> > from Greek, rather than Latin....in which case irides would seem a definite
> > possibility!
> >
> > Ann Pearce
> > apearce@academy.net.au
> 
> Ann -- You are correct that irides is the plural of iris. Check out, in
> the Archives, our discussions surrounding this last year.

Well yes if you are referring to eyes or dead usages. I don't think it applies
to today and to irises...

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

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Fremont, California, USA, Earth, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.
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