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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Origin and Etymology of 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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