Or"i*fice(?), n. [F., from L. orificium; os, oris, a mouth + facere to make. See Oral, and Fact.] A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening; as, the orifice of an artery or vein; the orifice of a wound. Shak.
Etna was bored through the top with a monstrous orifice.Addison.
Or"i*flamme} (?), n. [F. oriflamme, OF. oriflambe, LL. auriflamma; L. aurum gold + flamma flame; cf. L. flammula a little banner. So called because it was a flag of red silk, split into many points, and borne on a gilded lance.] 1. The ancient royal standard of France.
2. A standard or ensign, in battle. "A handkerchief like an oriflamb."
And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre.Macaulay.
O*rig"a*num(?), } prop. n. [L. origanum, Gr. , , prob. fr. 'o`ros, mountain + brightness, beauty. Cf. Organy.] (Bot.) A genus of aromatic labiate plants, including the sweet marjoram (Origanum Marjorana) and the wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare). Spenser.
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