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orris

1, orrice
the rhizome of such a plant, prepared and used as perfume

orris

2
a kind of lace made of gold or silver, used esp in the 18th century

orris

, orrice
any of various irises, esp Iris florentina, that have fragrant rhizomes

orris

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(materials)
The fragrant powder from the root of the plants Iris florentinea, I. germanica, and I. pallida; used in perfume, medicine, and tooth powder. Also known as orrisroot.
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43% ABV; distilled from almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia bark.
The gin's angelica root and angelica seed have dry and earthy characteristics; coriander seeds add spicy citrus notes; liquorice lends a bittersweet, woody quality; almonds leave a trail of marzipan and soft spice; orris root adds flavours not unlike Parma violets, while the dried peels of lemons and Seville oranges sharpen the combination and heighten the effect of the carefully-balanced medley.
The combination of 12 botanicals, such as grapefruit and Seville orange peels, bitter almond, and orris root, as well as rare Japanese Sencha tea and Chinese green tea, provides a smooth, earnest, and distinctive taste.
The smoky rose, unique to the area, takes centre stage whilst the heady jasmine, blended with the dryness of geranium and orris root, allows the heart to unfold revealing the floral depths of the fragrance.
Fixatives such as oak moss, orris root, calamus root, cellulose, citrus peels and spices help absorb, preserve and release the fragrance of your blend.
ROSE AND DELPHINIUM POTPOURRI 9 ounces dried scented rose petals 3 1/2 ounces dried delphinium flowers and marigold petals large jar with screw top 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 tablespoon ground orris root (available at craft stores) 8 drops rose essential oil or rose geranium oil (available at craft stores)
Beefeater 24 boasts a blend of natural botanicals sourced from around the world, including hand-prepared grapefruit, bitter almond, orris root and Seville orange peel.
American Dry Gin--The flagship of Greenhook Ginsmith of Brooklyn, American Dry Gin is crafted from organic wheat and a botanical mix that includes in part Tuscan juniper, chamomile, Thai blue ginger, Ceylon cinnamon, orris root and elderberry.
Because of its botanicals--which can range from citrus and coriander to orris root and cardamom--gin works well in cocktails that contain herbs and other aromatic ingredients.