From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corchorus \Cor"cho*rus\ (k[^o]r"k[-o]*r[u^]s), n. [Nl., fr. L.
   corchorus a poor kind of pulse, Gr. ko`rchoros a wild plant
   of bitter taste.] (Bot.)
   The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan
   globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant,
   seen in old-fashioned gardens.
   [1913 Webster] Corcle
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