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or·ris

 (ôr′ĭs, ŏr′-)
n.
1. Any of several species of iris having a fragrant rootstock, especially Iris pallida and cultivars of the hybrid species I. ×germanica.
2. The fragrant rootstock of an orris, used chiefly in perfumes. Also called orrisroot.

[Probably alteration of Middle English yreos, from Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin īris; see iris.]

orris

(ˈɒrɪs) or

orrice

n
1. (Plants) any of various irises, esp Iris florentina, that have fragrant rhizomes
2. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: orrisroot the rhizome of such a plant, prepared and used as perfume
[C16: variant of iris]

orris

(ˈɒrɪs)
n
(Textiles) a kind of lace made of gold or silver, used esp in the 18th century
[from Old French orfreis, from Latin auriphrygium Phrygian gold]

or•ris

(ˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-)

n.
an iris, Iris germanica florentina, having a fragrant rootstock.
[1535–45; unexplained alter. of iris]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orris - German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizomeorris - German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
orrisroot, orris - fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
2.orris - fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
Florentine iris, Iris florentina, Iris germanica florentina, orris - German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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