[ les-kuh-rel-uh, ley-kuh- ]
/ ˌlɛs kəˈrɛl ə, ˌleɪ kə- /
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any of various plants of the genus Lesquerella, of the mustard family, having rosettes of simple, hairy leaves, small yellow flowers, and inflated pods, and yielding a seed oil similar to castor oil.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called bladderpod.
Origin of lesquerella
First recorded in 1900–05; from New Latin, named after Leo Lesquereux (1806–89), Swiss-born U.S. paleobotanist; see -ella
Words nearby lesquerella
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