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corydalis

[kuh-rid-l-is] /kəˈrɪd l ɪs/
noun
1.
any of the erect or climbing plants constituting the genus Corydalis, of the poppy family, having divided leaves, tuberous or fibrous roots, and clusters of irregular spurred flowers.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Neo-Latin < Greek korydallís, extended variant of korydós crested lark, derivative of koryd-, variant of koryth- (stem of kórys) helmet, head, crest; akin to kára head
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  • Spring ephemerals are abundant and pale corydalis, a plant of cliff and savanna habitats, grows on the rocks.
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corydalis

/kəˈrɪdəlɪs/
noun
1.
any erect or climbing plant of the N temperate genus Corydalis, having finely-lobed leaves and spurred yellow or pinkish flowers: family Fumariaceae Also called fumitory
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek korudallis variant of korudos crested lark, from korus helmet, crest; alluding to the appearance of the flowers
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