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orris

División en sílabas: or·ris
Pronunciación: /ˈôrəs
 
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(also orrisroot)

Definición de orris en inglés:

sustantivo

A preparation of the fragrant rootstock of an iris, used in perfumery and formerly in medicine.
  • The root is usually taken from Iris × germanica variety Florentina
Example sentences
  • It contains juniper berries, calendula, peppermint and orris root, and it effectively whitens teeth by helping to prevent plaque build-up and gum disease.
  • Mix the lemon oil with the chopped orris root and add to the dried leaves.
  • The lady's clothes seemed to fill the whole carnage, and out of this little padded box there drifted a perfume of orris, an indefinable scent of feminine elegance.

Origen

mid 16th century: apparently an unexplained alteration of iris.

Words that rhyme with orris

Boris, doch-an-dorris, Doris, Horace, Maurice, Norris

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