Definition of Orris

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

Exact synonyms: Florentine Iris, Iris Florentina, Iris Germanica Florentina
Generic synonyms: Bearded Iris
Member holonyms: Orrisroot



2. Noun. Fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines.
Exact synonyms: Orrisroot
Group relationships: Florentine Iris, Iris Florentina, Iris Germanica Florentina
Generic synonyms: Root

Definition of Orris

1. n. A plant of the genus Iris (I. Florentina); a kind of flower-de- luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets.

2. n. A sort of gold or silver lace.

Definition of Orris

1. Noun. any of several irises that have a fragrant root, especially ''Iris germanica'' (variety ''florentina'') ¹

2. Noun. the fragrant root of such an iris; the orris root ¹

3. Noun. A sort of gold or silver lace. ¹

4. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orris

1. a flowering plant [n -RISES]

Medical Definition of Orris

1. A plant of the genus Iris (I. Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odour resembling that of violets. Orris pea, an issue pea made from orris root. Orris root, the fragrant rootstock of the orris. Origin: Prob. Corrupted from It. Ireos iris. See Iris. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orris

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

Literary usage of Orris

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1. Suffolk Deeds by William Blake Trask, Frank Eliot Bradish, Suffolk County (Mass.), Charles A. Drew, A. Grace Small (1900)
"orris his heires Exec", adm". and assignes and for every of them or some or one ... George orris and Eliz: his wife will deliver or cause to bee delivered ..."

2. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1810)
"T the beginning of this year one thousand four hundred, an esquire of Arragon, named Michel d'orris, sent challenges to England of the following tenor ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"orris. (Supreme Court of Georgia. Aug. 10, 1910.). ... A. orris. Judgment for defendant, and plaintiffs bring error. Affirmed. Salem Dutcher, for plaintiffs ..."

4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"W[illiam] M[orris]. Block mountains of the basin range province. [Abstract.] Rochester, NY, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., 14, 1904, ( ). ..."

5. Tall Bearded Iris (fleur-de-lis) a Flower of Songs: Names, Classification by Walter Stager (1922)
"orris-root" is a corruption of "Iris-root." The violet-scented, chalky appearing orris-root of commerce is obtained from several species (germanica and ..."

6. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"From plain powder, 2 Ibe. ; orris root and dried red rose leaves, of each, ... Powdered orris, 2J Ibs.; ground rose leaves, l Ib.; ground vanilla beans, ..."

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