kerria

kerria

[ker-ee-uh]
noun
a yellow-flowered shrub, Kerria japonica, of the rose family, native to eastern Asia and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Compare jetbead.


Origin:
1815–25; < Neo-Latin, named in honor of William Kerr (died 1814), English gardener, who collected plants in South Asia and the Far East; see -ia

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