corydalis[kō rid′'l is, kə-]
any of a genus (Corydalis) of plants of the fumitory family, with spurred yellow, rose, blue, or purple flowers
Origin of corydalisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek korydallis, crested lark ; from korys, helmet ; from Indo-European an unverified form ereu- ; from base er-, horn
Any of various herbs of the genus Corydalis native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having finely divided leaves and spurred, often yellow or pinkish flowers.
Origin of corydalisNew Latin Corydalis, genus name, from Greek korudallis, crested lark (from the shape of the flowers), from korudos; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.