orrisroot


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Synonyms for orrisroot

fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris

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In more recent times, orrisroot has been used in perfume and powder; some people even chew pieces of it as a breath freshener.
When the citrus is covered with cloves, roll it in a mixture of 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon orrisroot powder.
When dried flowers such as larkspur crumble, scoop up the petals and put them in an airtight jar with orrisroot scented with oil (orrisroot and scented, or essential, oils are sold in health food stores).
To absorb and hold the scented oil, she uses orrisroot chopped into small pieces instead of orris powder, which makes the potpourri look dusty.
Place the pomander in a bowl containing a spice mixture made of 2 tablespoons each ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, and ground nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger and orrisroot.