orrisroot

[awr-is-root, -roo t, or-]

noun

the rootstock of the orris, used in perfumery, medicine, etc.

Nearby words

  1. orr, bobby,
  2. orra,
  3. orrery,
  4. orrin,
  5. orris,
  6. orrow,
  7. orseille,
  8. orsha,
  9. orsini,
  10. orsk

Origin of orrisroot

First recorded in 1590–1600; orris1 + root1

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