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orris

Definitions of orris
  1. noun
    German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
    synonyms: Florentine iris, Iris florentina, Iris germanica florentina
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    type of:
    bearded iris
    any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
  2. noun
    fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
    synonyms: orrisroot
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    type of:
    root
    (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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