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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Chefs understand the versatility of great gins and see them as a base for inspiration to pair with their dishes." Bombay Sapphire's botanical list includes Spanish lemon peel, Moroccan coriander seeds, angelica and orris roots, cubeb berries and grains of paradise.
orris root. Irones form through slow oxidation of triterpenoids in dried rhizomes of the iris species, Iris pallida.
You can scent such fixatives as orris roots, calamus root and cellulose fiber seperately and blend with dry ingredients later.
CITRUS AND ROSE POTPOURRI 9 ounces dried scented rose petals 3 1/2 ounces dried lavender airtight container dried grated peel of 2 large lemons 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon orris root
Orris root comes from three closely related irises - Iris germanica, Iris florentina and Iris pallida.
Botanicals include elderflower, coriander seeds, Spanish orange peel, Italian lemon peel, Guatemalan green cardamom, grains of paradise from Africa, angelica root and orris root. The citrus is bright alongside the classic juniper on the nose, with rich and inviting orange notes and around it all is the subtlety of elderflower, gentle and willowy.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice, and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
47% ABV; distilled from juniper berries, Seville orange peel, coriander seed, orris root, bitter almond, Sicilian lemon peel, angelica seeds and root, licorice.
Made within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon Special Reserve is infused with juniper from Macedonia, orange peel from Spain, Chinese cassia bark, Sri Lankan liquorice, Madagascan cinnamon, French angelica root, Russian coriander, Indian nutmeg, Spanish lemon peel and Italian orris root.
04 Petrana's blooming Black Iris reveals its dark complexion from the foundation of wild orris root and green violet leaf absolute.
The flavouring of the drink comes from a recipe of 10 ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb and grains of paradise.