Orris root
Orris Or"ris, n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See {Iris}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Iris} ({Iris Florentina}); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets. [1913 Webster]

{Orris pea} (Med.), an issue pea made from orris root.

{Orris root}, the fragrant rootstock of the orris. [1913 Webster]


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  • Orris Root — is the root of some species of iris, grown principally in southern Europe: Iris germanica , Iris florentina , and Iris pallida . Once important in western herbal medicine, it is now used mainly as a fixative and base note in perfumery, as well as …   Wikipedia

  • Orris root — Dried orris roots Orris root is a term used for the roots Iris germanica, Iris florentina, and Iris pallida. Once important in western herbal medicine, it is now used mainly as a fixative and base note in perfumery, as well as an ingredient in… …   Wikipedia

  • orris-root — florencinis vilkdalgis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vilkdalginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas kultūrinis augalas (Iris ×florentina). Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams), džinui gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • orris-root iris — florencinis vilkdalgis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vilkdalginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas kultūrinis augalas (Iris ×florentina). Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams), džinui gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Orris — Or ris, n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See {Iris}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Iris} ({Iris Florentina}); a kind of flower de luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets. [1913 Webster] {Orris pea} (Med.), an issue pea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orris pea — Orris Or ris, n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See {Iris}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Iris} ({Iris Florentina}); a kind of flower de luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets. [1913 Webster] {Orris pea} (Med.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orris — florencinis vilkdalgis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vilkdalginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas kultūrinis augalas (Iris ×florentina). Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams), džinui gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • orris — [ ɒrɪs] (also orris root) noun a preparation of the fragrant rootstock of an iris, used in perfumery and formerly in medicine. Origin C16: appar. an unexplained alt. of iris …   English new terms dictionary

  • orris — blyškusis vilkdalgis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vilkdalginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Iris pallida), paplitęs pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Iris junonia; Iris pallida angl. Dalmatian …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • orris — noun a) any of several irises that have a fragrant root, especially Iris germanica (variety florentina) b) the fragrant root of such an iris; the orrisroot …   Wiktionary

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