ker·​ria ˈker-ē-ə How to pronounce kerria (audio)
: a shrub (Kerria japonica) of the rose family that is native to China and Japan and has solitary yellow and often double flowers

Word History


New Latin, from William Kerr †1814 English gardener

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kerria was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Kerria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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