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orris

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CIDE DICTIONARY

orrisn. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See Iris.].
     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.
orrisn. 
  •  A sort of gold or silver lace.  Johnson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A peculiar 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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orris, n.
1 any plant of the genus Iris, esp. I. florentina.
2 = ORRISROOT.

Idiom
orris-powder powdered orrisroot.
Etymology
16th c.: app. an unexpl. alt. of IRIS

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