CorchorusCor"cho*rus\ (k[^o]r"k[oal]*r[u^]s), n. [Nl., fr. L. corchorus a poor kind of pulse, Gr. ko`rchoros a wild plant of bitter taste.] (Bot.) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.
|1.||any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute|
|2.||widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia|