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lesquerella

[les-kuh-rel-uh, ley-kuh-]
noun
  1. 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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Origin of lesquerella

< New Latin, named after Leo Lesquereux (died 1889), Swiss-born U.S. paleobotanist; see -ella
Also called bladderpod.
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