Definitions for orrisˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•risˈɔr ɪs, ˈɒr-(n.)

  1. an iris, Iris germanica florentina, having a fragrant rootstock.

    Category: Plants

Origin of orris:

1535–45; unexplained alter. of iris

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Florentine iris, orris, Iris germanica florentina, Iris florentina(noun)

    German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome

  2. orrisroot, orris(noun)

    fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines


  1. orris(Noun)

    any of several irises that have a fragrant root, especially Iris germanica (variety florentina)

  2. orris(Noun)

    the fragrant root of such an iris; the orris root

  3. orris(Noun)

    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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