Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to orrisroot: angelica root
or·ris·root(ôr′ĭs-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′, ŏr′-)
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
or•ris•root(ˈɔr ɪsˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈɒr-)
the rootstock of the orris.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.