Or"ris (?), n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See Iris.] Bot.

A plant of the genus Iris (I. Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets.

Orris pea Med., an issue pea made from orris root. -- Orris root, the fragrant rootstock of the orris.

 

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Or"ris (?), n.

1. [Contr. from orfrays, or from arras.]

A sort of gold or silver lace.

Johnson.

2.

A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; especially, one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures placed at equal distances, with spots between them.

 

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