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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orris \Or"ris\, n. [Prob. corrupted from It. ireos iris. See Iris.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Iris (Iris Florentina); a kind of flower-de-luce. Its rootstock has an odor resembling that of violets. [1913 Webster] Orris pea (Med.), an issue pea made from orris root. Orris root, the fragrant rootstock of the orris. [1913 Webster]