Definitions for orrisˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•risˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-(n.)
an iris, Iris germanica florentina, having a fragrant rootstock.
Origin of orris:
1535–45; unexplained alter. of iris
Florentine iris, orris, Iris germanica florentina, Iris florentina(noun)
German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
any of several irises that have a fragrant root, especially Iris germanica (variety florentina)
the fragrant root of such an iris; the orris root
A pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked, especially one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.
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