Definition of corydalis in English:

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corydalis

Pronunciation: /kəˈridələs/

noun

A herbaceous plant of the poppy family with spurred tubular flowers, closely related to bleeding heart and found in north temperate regions.
  • Genus Corydalis, family Fumariaceae: many species, including yellow corydalis (C. flavula) of the eastern US
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: co·ryd·a·lis

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