orris orris  /ˈɔ rɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
  2. (n) fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines

Usage(s):

  • Yet after four years of intricate crocheting at their orris of railroad lines, they have not yet succeeded.

News

  • Science Center Shareholders Elect Three to Board

    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three new members were elected to the Science Center’s Board of Directors: William J. Marrazzo, WHYY Inc., Keith A. Orris, Drexel University and Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., Philadelphia University.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Wire

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