Coriaria

noun

Co·​ri·​ar·​ia
ˌkōrēˈa(a)rēə,
ˌkȯr-
: 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
coriariaceous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗rē¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coriaria. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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