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 (ôr′ĭs-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′, ŏr′-)
See orris.


(ˈɔr ɪsˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈɒr-)

the rootstock of the orris.
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Noun1.orrisroot - 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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They took mint from the cold, cave-mouth springs and drank in the cool evenings, and drank in the warm afternoons, or dozed and dreamed, the ruined ladies, the widows among lavender and orrisroot and plain pine boards, and the one grain of opium from a small silver box.
Mix them with oil of orrisroot, or the oil of henna plant, or the oil of camphire plant making an ointment that is then spread over the festering rural ulcers.