Co·​ri·​ar·​ia | \ ˌkōrēˈa(a)rēə, ˌkȯr- \

Definition of Coriaria

: a small widely distributed genus (coextensive with the family Coriariaceae of the order Sapindales) of shrubs or subshrubs having small opposite leaves, terminal racemes of very small flowers, and purplish fruit — see tutu

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Other Words from Coriaria

coriariaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗rē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Coriaria

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of coriarius useful for tanning leather, from corium leather + -arius -ary; from the use of the leaves in tanning

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“Coriaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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