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 for Orris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orris \Or"ris\, n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See
     Iris.] (Bot.)
     Iris+({Iris+Florentina">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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orris \Or"ris\, n.
     1. [Contr. from orfrays, or from arras.] A sort of gold or
        silver lace. --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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] Orsedew

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  orris
      n 1: German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged
           falls and a fragrant rhizome [syn: Florentine iris,
           orris, Iris germanica florentina, Iris florentina]
      2: fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine
         iris; used in perfumes and medicines [syn: orrisroot,
         orris]

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