Corchorus

noun
Cor·​cho·​rus | \ ˈkȯ(r)kərəs \

Definition of Corchorus

: a widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or undershrubs (family Tiliaceae) having large leaves and yellow flowers in cymose clusters

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History and Etymology for Corchorus

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of pulse, from Greek korchoros, a kind of pimpernel (Anagallis)

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“Corchorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corchorus. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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