corydalis

[kuh-rid-l-is]
noun
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:
1810–20; < 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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corydalis (kəˈrɪdəlɪs)
 
n
Also called: fumitory any erect or climbing plant of the N temperate genus Corydalis, having finely-lobed leaves and spurred yellow or pinkish flowers: family Fumariaceae
 
[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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Spring ephemerals are abundant and pale corydalis, a plant of cliff and savanna habitats, grows on the rocks.
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