dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Orris root
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]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229