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kerria

Syllabification: ker·ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˈkerēə
 
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Definition of kerria in English:

noun

An eastern Asian shrub of the rose family, cultivated for its yellow flowers, especially the double-flowered variety.
  • Kerria japonica, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • This is cheap and easy to do with specimens such as berberis, buddleia, cornus, kerria, philadelphus, spirea and willow.
  • Imagine the envious looks on neighbors faces as the first burst of bulbs, primrose, and pulmonaria gives way to a riot of color as your azaleas and rhodies harmonize with kerria and viburnums.
  • When we moved to a bedraggled wood 10 years ago, we were greeted the following spring by the exuberant golden blossoms of kerria.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, named after William Ker(r) (died 1814), English botanical collector.

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