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[ker-ee-uh] /ˈkɛr i ə/
a yellow-flowered shrub, Kerria japonica, of the rose family, native to eastern Asia and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
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Origin of kerria
1815-25; < New Latin, named in honor of William Kerr (died 1814), English gardener, who collected plants in South Asia and the Far East; see -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has very clean white flowers, and from appearances looks as though a cross with kerria might be successful.

  • The only genera in this tribe which contain well-known plants are Spira and kerria.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • Upon the wall by the vinery a Corchorus (kerria) japonica is laden with wreaths of golden blossom.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden

    Henry Arthur Bright

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