Any of several species of iris having a fragrant rootstock, especially Iris pallida and cultivars of the hybrid species I. xgermanica.
The fragrant rootstock of an orris, used chiefly in perfumes.
Any of several European irises, esp. a white-flowered species (Iris florentina) whose rootstocks yield orrisroot.
The fragrant root of such an iris.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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