Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of tropical plants, natural order Tiliaceæ.
  • noun [lowercase] An ornamental shrubby plant of Japan, Kerria Japonica, of the natural order Rosaceæ, with showy, usually double, yellow flowers, frequently cultivated in gardens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.

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  • noun botany Any of the genus Corchorus of malvaceous flowering plants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia
  • noun any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • For here are the tamarisk, and jasmin, and the old-fashioned corchorus flowering all the summer through, as well as the myrtle that loves the shore, with a thicket of stiff young sprigs arising, slow of growth, but hiding yearly the havoc made in its head and body by the frost of 1795, when the mark of every wave upon the sands was ice.

    Springhaven

  • For here are the tamarisk, and jasmin, and the old-fashioned corchorus flowering all the summer through, as well as the myrtle that loves the shore, with a thicket of stiff young sprigs arising, slow of growth, but hiding yearly the havoc made in its head and body by the frost of 1795, when the mark of every wave upon the sands was ice.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

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