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dichondra

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noun di·chon·dra \dī-ˈkän-drə\

Definition of dichondra

  1. :  any of a genus (Dichondra) of chiefly tropical perennial herbs of the morning glory family that includes some (especially D. repens or its varieties) used as a ground cover and a substitute for lawn grasses in warmer parts of the United States



Origin and Etymology of dichondra

New Latin, genus name, from di- + Greek chondros grain — more at grind


First Known Use: 1947


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