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corydalis

[ kuh-rid-l-is ]
/ kəˈrɪd l ɪs /
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noun
any of the erect or climbing plants constituting the genus Corydalis, of the poppy family, having divided leaves, tuberous or fibrous roots, and clusters of irregular spurred flowers.
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Origin of corydalis

1810–20; <New Latin <Greek korydallís, extended variant of korydós crested lark, derivative of koryd-, variant of koryth- (stem of kórys) helmet, head, crest; akin to kára head

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British Dictionary definitions for corydalis

corydalis
/ (kəˈrɪdəlɪs) /

noun
any erect or climbing plant of the N temperate genus Corydalis, having finely-lobed leaves and spurred yellow or pinkish flowers: family FumariaceaeAlso called: fumitory

Word Origin for corydalis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek korudallis variant of korudos crested lark, from korus helmet, crest; alluding to the appearance of the flowers
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