Definition of Corchorus

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute.

Group relationships: Genus Corchorus
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex

2. Noun. Widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia.
Exact synonyms: Genus Corchorus
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Tiliaceae, Linden Family, Tiliaceae

Definition of Corchorus

1. n. The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.

Definition of Corchorus

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Corchorus'' of malvaceous flowering plants. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corchorus

corbie step
corbie steps
corchorus (current term)
cord blood
cord factor
cord factors
cord of tympanum
cordate leaf
cordate pelvis

Literary usage of Corchorus

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1. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1902)
"[corchorus hirtus L. Eggers Fl. 106. ] 577. corchorus HIRSUTUS L. Frequent in rocky open situations. New Fort. Nov. (62). North side at Salt River. ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"The Attic drachma—for it is generally the Attic reckoning 40 The corchorus olitorius of ... corchorus ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"L. iuuenis, young. See Young. Jute, a substance resembling hemp. (Bengali.) Bengali jut, the fibres of the bark of the corchorus olitorius (Wilson). ..."

4. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"There are about forty species, all of which are natives of tropical and subtropical countries. Etymology. — corchorus is said to be derived from the Greek ..."

5. Plants of the Holy Land: With Their Fruits and Flowers, Beautifully by Henry Stafford Osborn (1861)
"corchorus Olitorius. the several varieties of mallow native in Syria, the one above named seems to be beyond doubt the kind referred to by Job, (xxx. ..."

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