orris definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of species of iris having a fragrant rootstock, specifically multiple the hybrid Iris germanica.
    • The fragrant rootstock for the orris, used in perfumes and beauty products. Also known as orrisroot.
    • any one of a number of irises that have a fragrant root, especially Iris germanica (variety florentina).
    • The fragrant reason behind these types of an iris; the orris root.
    • a kind of silver or silver lace.
    • A pattern which silver lace or silver lace is worked, specially one in which the sides are ornamented with conical numbers put at equal distances, with spots between them.
    • A plant for the genus Iris (Iris Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets.
    • sort of gold or silver-lace.
    • A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; specifically, one in which the sides are ornamented with conical numbers placed at equal distances, with spots among them.
    • A name provided to laces of assorted design in gold-and-silver.
    • Galloon and gimp utilized in furniture.
    • A plant from where orris-root is acquired. Additionally orrice.
    • German iris having big white plants with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
    • fragrant rootstock of numerous irises specifically Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines

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