orrisroot

noun
or·​ris·​root | \ ˈȯr-əs-ˌrüt, ˈär-əs-, -ˌru̇t How to pronounce orrisroot (audio) \

Medical Definition of orrisroot

: the fragrant rootstock of any of three European irises (Iris pallida, I. florentina, and I. germanica) used in pulverized form in perfumery and pharmacology

called also orris

More from Merriam-Webster on orrisroot

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with orrisroot

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about orrisroot

Comments on orrisroot

What made you want to look up orrisroot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealed or difficult to comprehend

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • rotelle pasta
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!