orris

[ US /ˈɔɹɪs/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒɹɪs/ ]
NOUN
  1. fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
  2. German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
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How To Use orris In A Sentence

  • Tessa Morris-Suzuku of Australian National University perhaps the most widely known Australian historian of Japan presented a paper on colonial Karafuto, one of many topics she is currently researching. 2007: Japan Top Ten Year in Review
  • The most worrisome cross-border export, however, is drugs.
  • (Variety's Dennis Harvey called Mr. Friedman's onscreen persona "nebbishy"; The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris was a little nicer, saying, "The movie is the product of his big, shiny love of forgotten soul legends whom superstardom ... has eluded.") Did Pirated 'Wolverine' Review Get Fox 411's Roger Friedman Fired? [Update]
  • Morris Goldsworth came out of the central room accompanied by a well-suited, ponderous young man in his twenties, marking his catalogue. WHISTLER IN THE DARK
  • After first-round draft pick Sylvester Morris ended a 20-day holdout by signing a seven-year deal, the team didn't want to waste any time getting him on the field.
  • It is worrisome for magazines and newspapers, since Internet media consumption is already higher than for print media.
  • Morrissey and the Duranies are back in the charts; the 20th anniversary edition of Purple Rain was released last week; and Band Aid are already being tipped as a dead cert for the Christmas number one spot.
  • Sister Morrison parted lips that had been tightly, even whitely, compressed. SAN ANDREAS
  • The Clare Lake Development Committee in Claremorris was also honoured with a national award at the same ceremony.
  • Alcohol and tobacco consumption by young people is especially worrisome because habits formed early are likely to persist.
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