Definition of corydalis in English:


Line breaks: cor|yd¦alis
Pronunciation: /kəˈrɪdəlɪs


  • A herbaceous plant with spurred tubular flowers, found in north temperate regions.
    • Genus Corydalis, family Fumariaceae: many species, including yellow corydalis (C. lutea), a garden escape which has become naturalized in Britain
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    • Low-growirg ajuga grows between the corydalis and heucheras.
    • I now grow the corydalis in a large pot.
    • If tight muscles disturb sleep, turn to the pain-relieving muscle relaxants: valerian, kava, corydalis and, at times, passion flower.


modern Latin, from Greek korudallis 'crested lark', alluding to a similarity between the flower and the bird's spur.

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