Corrigiola

noun Cor·rig·i·o·la \kəˌrijēˈōlə\

Definition of Corrigiola

  1. :  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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