a yellow-flowered shrub, Kerria japonica, of the rose family, native to eastern Asia and widely cultivated as an ornamental.

Compare jetbead.

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kerria

Historical Examples of kerria

  • 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.

  • Upon the wall by the vinery a Corchorus (Kerria) japonica is laden with wreaths of golden blossom.