orris oil

noun
variants: or less commonly orrisroot oil

Definition of orris oil 

: a yellowish semisolid fragrant essential oil containing free myristic acid and irones as its principal components, obtained from the roots of the Florentine iris, and used chiefly as a flavoring material and in perfumes

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