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Orris   /ˈɔrɪs/   Listen

German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome.  Synonyms: Florentine iris, Iris florentina, Iris germanica florentina.
Fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines.  Synonym: orrisroot.

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"Orris" Quotes from Famous Books

... consists of almond, and possibly other meal mixed with soap powder, and has a strong alkaline reaction. It is scented with orris-root. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 • Various

... to the following proportions. To sixty gallons of clear rectified spirits, put one pound of sweet spirit of nitre, one pound of cassia buds ground, one pound of bitter almond meal, (the cassia and almond meal to be mixed together before they are put to the spirits) two ounces of sliced orris root, and about thirty or forty prune stones pounded. Shake the whole well together, two or three times a day, for three days or more. Let them settle, then pour in one gallon of the best wine vinegar; and add to every four gallons, one ...
— The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, • Mary Eaton

Words linked to "Orris" :   root, bearded iris, Florentine iris, Iris germanica florentina

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