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Something of a looker this particular Murdoch? (4)

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iris

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'something of a looker this particular murdoch?' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

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(Other definitions for iris that I've seen before include "Flag,flower and part of the eye" , "Bright flower or eye part" , "bloomer?" , "- - Murdoch, novelist" , "Nice flower or eye part" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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