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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“Orris oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orris%20oil. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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