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kerria

[ ker-ee-uh ]
/ ˈkɛr i ə /
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noun

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
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How to use kerria in a sentence

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

    Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
  • It has very clean white flowers, and from appearances looks as though a cross with Kerria might be successful.

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