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orrisroot

[ awr-is-root, -root, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪsˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈɒr- /
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noun
the rootstock of the orris, used in perfumery, medicine, etc.
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Origin of orrisroot

First recorded in 1590–1600; orris1 + root1

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