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Iris most often refers to:

  • Iris (anatomy), part of the eye
  • Iris (color), an ambiguous color term, usually referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet
  • Iris (insect), a genus of praying mantis
  • Iris (mythology), a Greek goddess
  • Iris (plant), a genus of flowering plants

Iris or IRIS may also refer to:

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Arts and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Iris (American Horror Story), an American Horror Story: Hotel character
  • Iris (Fire Force), a character in the manga series Fire Force
  • Iris (Mega Man), a Mega Man X4 character
    • Iris, a Mega Man Battle Network character
  • Iris (Pokémon)
  • Sorceress Iris, a Magicians of Xanth character
  • Iris, a kaiju character in Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris
  • Iris, a LoliRock character
  • Iris, a Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (1995) character
  • Iris, a character in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations
  • Iris, a Ruby Gloom character
  • Iris, a Taxi Driver (1976) character
  • Iris Donnelly Garrison, a fictional character in the American soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing
  • Iris Irine, a Ragnarok character
  • Iris West, a fictional character in DC Comics

Film, television, and theatre[edit]

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  • Iris shot, a film technique for ending a scene
  • Iris (1916 film), a British silent romance
  • Iris (1987 film), a Dutch film directed by Mady Saks
  • Iris (2001 film), a biopic about Iris Murdoch
  • Iris (2014 film), a documentary about Iris Apfel by Albert Maysles
  • Iris (2016 film), a French film directed by Jalil Lespert

Stage productions[edit]

  • Iris (Cirque du Soleil), Cirque du Soleil's only resident show in Los Angeles, California
  • Iris (play), a 1901 play by the British writer Arthur Wing Pinero


  • Iris (TV channel), an Italian free entertainment television channel
  • Iris (TV series), a 2009 South Korean espionage television drama series
  • Iris II (TV series), a 2013 South Korean espionage television drama series
  • Iris, The Happy Professor, a 1992 Canadian television show featuring a purple ibis
  • Iris (game), a Halo 3 online promotion


Classical compositions[edit]

  • Iris (opera), by Pietro Mascagni
  • 'Iris', chanson by Michel Lambert (1610–1696)
  • 'Iris', chanson by Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (1734–1794)
  • Iris, concerto by Archibald Joyce (1873–1963)
  • Iris, for saxophone by Tansy Davies (born 1973)


  • Iris (American band), a synthpop group
  • Iris (Romanian band), a heavy metal group
  • Iris (Japanese band), a Japanese girl idol group
  • Arc Iris, a folk pop band from Providence, Rhode Island, US


  • Iris (album), the self-titled debut album by the Romanian band Iris
  • Iris (EP), a 1992 EP by Miranda Sex Garden


  • 'Iris' (song), a 1998 song by the Goo Goo Dolls on the soundtrack City of Angels, later covered by other artists
  • 'Iris', a song by Emmy the Great on the album Virtue
  • 'Iris', a song by Live on the album Throwing Copper
  • 'Iris', a song by Mike Posner on the album At Night, Alone
  • 'Iris', a song by Split Enz on the album Waiata
  • 'Iris', a song by The Breeders on the album Pod
  • 'Iris (Hold Me Close)', a song by U2 on the album Songs of Innocence


  • El Iris, a Mexican periodical published between in 1826
  • Sheffield Iris, an early English newspaper
  • IRIS Magazine, an Irish republican magazine

Plastic arts[edit]

  • Irises (painting), by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Iris, Messenger of the Gods, a sculpture by Auguste Rodin


  • IRIS (radio reading service), Vision Australia Radio for people unable to read print media
  • Iris Capital, a venture capital firm, specialized in the digital economy, primarily active in Europe
  • Iris Clert Gallery, an art gallery named after its Greek owner and curator, Iris Clert
  • Iris Fund for Prevention of Blindness, a British charity, now part of Fight for Sight
  • Iris Ohyama, a Japanese manufacturing company
  • IRIS Research, an Australian economic, community and industry research organisation
  • International Resources for the Improvement of Sight, a multi-national charity


  • Iris (given name), a feminine given name, and a list of people so named
  • Iris (artist) (born 1983), comics artist in Quebec, Canada
  • Iris (singer) (born 1995), Belgian singer
  • Donnie Iris (born 1943), American rock musician


United States[edit]

  • Iris, West Virginia, a community in the United States
  • Iris Avenue station, on the San Diego Trolley
  • Iris Falls, a waterfall in Wyoming


  • Iris, Cluj-Napoca, a district in Romania
  • Iris, Prince Edward Island, a community in Canada
  • Iris Bay, in South Georgia, British Overseas Territory
  • Iris Bay (Dubai), a 32-floor tower in the United Arab Emirates
  • Glen Iris (disambiguation), several places
  • River Iris, now Yeşilırmak River, a river in northern Turkey, called Iris in classical Greek
  • IRIS Mist, a tower to be built in Dubai Maritime City, United Arab Emirates

Science and technology[edit]

Astronomy and spaceflight[edit]

  • IRIS (astronomical software), an astronomical image processing software
  • 7 Iris, an asteroid
  • Infrared interferometer spectrometer and radiometer, an instrument used in the Voyager space program
  • Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun
  • Iris Nebula, a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus
  • International Radiation Investigation Satellite, an early satellite to study radiation in space

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • Iris (anatomy), part of the eye
  • Iris (insect), a genus of praying mantis
  • Iris (plant), a genus of flowering plants
  • Iris (psychedelic), a psychedelic drug and a substituted amphetamine
  • Iris glossy-starling, the emerald starling (Lamprotornis iris)
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, a complication of anti-HIV treatment

Computing and information technology[edit]


Computing hardware[edit]

  • IRIS (biosensor), an interferometric high-throughput biosensor
  • Iris Mote, a wireless sensor node
  • Iris printer, an inkjet printer
  • SGI IRIS, a line of computer terminals and workstations
  • HTC Iris, a smartphone manufactured by High Tech Computer Corporation
  • Intel HD, UHD and Iris Graphics, a series of integrated graphics processors
  • Internet Routing in Space, a space-capable IP router


  • IRIS (transportation software), an Advanced Traffic Management System
  • Iris Associates, an American software company, developer of Lotus Notes
  • Iris Browser, a web browser
  • IRIS GL, a graphics application programming interface
  • IRIS Workspace, a graphically organized iconic desktop environment

Other uses in computing[edit]

  • Iris Challenge Evaluation, a series of NIST events to promote iris recognition technology
  • Iris Recognition Immigration System, an electronic border control system
  • Information Systems Research in Scandinavia, a non-profit organization in Scandinavia
  • Insurance Regulatory Information System, a database of insurance companies in the United States
  • Iris flower data set, a standard example data set for use in statistics (and related software)

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

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  • Tropical Storm Iris (disambiguation), three tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Iris (diaphragm), a mechanical device in optical systems
  • IRIS (jamming device), an Estonian weapon
  • Iris (transponder), a deep-space transponder designed for use in cubesats
  • IRIS Consortium, a seismology research project
  • Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship, a Brown University program
  • Internal rotary inspection system, a pipe testing method
  • International Reactor Innovative and Secure, a nuclear reactor design


Aircraft and missiles[edit]

  • Abraham Iris, a 1930s French touring airplane
  • Blackburn Iris, a 1920s British biplane flying boat
  • IRIS-T, a German air-to-air missile
  • Shahab-4 or IRIS, an Iranian liquid propelled missile


  • Iris (car), a British car brand manufactured 1906–1925
  • Desert Iris, a Jordanian 4x4 strategic auxiliary vehicle
  • Tata Magic Iris, an Indian microvan
  • Wallyscar Iris, a Tunisian mini SUV


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  • IRIS engine, a design for a type of internal combustion engine
  • de Havilland Iris, a British four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed aero engine

Rail transportation[edit]

  • Iris (train), an international express train in Europe
  • International Railway Industry Standard for the evaluation of railway management systems; see Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes


  • List of ships named Iris, for any of several ships by that name
  • French ship Iris, the name of several vessels
  • HMS Iris, the name of several Royal Navy ships
  • MV Royal Iris, a ferry operating until 1991
  • USS Iris, the name of several U.S. Navy ships
  • MV Royal Iris of the Mersey, a ferry operating since 2001
  • IRIS, the prefix for Iranian naval vessels since 1979; see List of current ships of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy

Other uses[edit]

  • Iris (color), an ambiguous color term, usually referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet
  • Iris (mythology), a Greek goddess
  • IRIS (Management Festival), an event of the Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Denso Iris, a basketball team based in Kariya, Aichi
  • Incident Resource Inventory System (IRIS), a distributed software tool provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

See also[edit]

Iris Apfel Art Print

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