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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Add spices and orris root, shake well, and leave for a week, stirring occasionally.
Both prefer damp soil, unlike the orris root species, which prefer fairly dry, well drained positions.
43% ABV; distilled from almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia bark.
Today, you can buy capsules of Orris root powder, simplifying the process for those of us who need quicker access to results.
Alongside juniper, Hepple Gin also contains douglas fir and bog myrtle grown on Sir Walter's Northumberland estate, as well as lovage, blackcurrant leaf, blackcurrants, Amalfi lemon, coriander and fennel seeds, orris root, liquorice, and angelica.
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.
Other botanicals that may be used include anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, coriander, and cassia bark.
Kenneth Cole's new men's cologne, Signature, is described as the scent of "accomplishment." The "fresh, spicy, woody" fragrance is coupled with a "rich metropolitan sophistication unfolding revealing contrasts and extreme sensuality." The cologne infuses grapefruit, violet, orris root, water lily, cardamom, pimento berries, deep marine notes, warm woods and espresso beans.
The gins on offer are: Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin - PS19.99 (70cl) which Aldi describes as "a delicious gin mixed from eight botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, Sicilian lemon, Seville orange, cassia bark and star anise) following a traditional Victorian recipe."
Fresh spices and the woody aroma of orris root are combined for an adventurous yet lavish scent with top notes of tonka bean and Jamaican coffee.
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.