Definition of Corrigiola
: a genus of low herbs having alternate entire stipulate leaves and small white or greenish flowers succeeded by one-seeded utricles that is placed in the family Caryophyllaceae or sometimes in the Illecebraceae or is made the type of a separate family
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Origin and Etymology of corrigiola
New Latin, from Late Latin, a plant (perhaps Polygonum aviculare), diminutive of Latin corrigia shoelace, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish cuimrech fetter, from a prehistoric compound whose first and second constituents respectively are akin to Latin com- and to Middle High German ric bond, fetter, knot, Welsh rhwym bond, obligation, Old English rāw row — more at com-, row
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