Definition of Orrisroot

1. Noun. Fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines.

Exact synonyms: Orris
Group relationships: Florentine Iris, Iris Florentina, Iris Germanica Florentina, Orris
Generic synonyms: Root



Definition of Orrisroot

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orrisroot

orpiment
orpiments
orpin
orpine
orpines
orpins
orra
orrach
orrachs
orreries
orrery
orrice
orrices
orris
orrises
orrisroot (current term)
orrisroots
orrorrhœa
ors
orschallite
orse
orseille
orseilles
orseillin BB
orsellic
orsellic acid
orsellinate
orsellinates
orsellinic
orsellinic acid

Literary usage of Orrisroot

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1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1855)
"When the mixture itself is deficient in the fragrancy peculiar to the grape, a bouquet is contributed, by means of sweet scented herbs, by orrisroot, ..."

2. American Druggist (1888)
"Tolu 1Í " Acetic Ether 15 " OrrisRoot 120 " Deodorized Alcohol ', 000 " Macerate for at least forty-eight hours, at a temperature between 100 and 110° F., ..."

3. A Treatise on pharmacy by Edward Parrish, Thomas S. Wiegand (1884)
"Iris Florentino, orrisroot; the rhizoma of Iris Florentina. Contains, like the root of other composite, inulin, bitter principle, ..."

4. Health Education in Rural Schools by James Mace Andress (1919)
"( " " Ic.) orrisroot 2 oz. ( " " lOc.) Take all of these substances and mix them together on a large sheet of paper, stirring them about with a table knife, ..."

5. A History and Description of Modern Wines by Cyrus Redding (1851)
"So much are the merchants sensible of this that they are obliged to give perfume to the wine, thus mixed, by artificial means, such as orrisroot and similar ..."

6. An Introduction to practical pharmacy by Edward Parrish (1856)
"orrisroot, in powder, is much used by ladies as an infant and toilet powder, for which it is adapted by its whiteness and delicate though persistent odor. ..."

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