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kudzu

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noun kud·zu \ˈku̇d-(ˌ)zü, ˈkəd-\

Definition of kudzu

  1. :  a fast-growing Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) of the legume family that is used for forage and erosion control and is often a serious weed in the southeastern United States



Origin and Etymology of kudzu

Japanese kuzu


First Known Use: 1876


KUDZU Defined for Kids

kudzu

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noun kud·zu \ˈku̇d-zü\

Definition of kudzu for Students

  1. :  a fast-growing Asian vine that is grown for hay and to control erosion and is often a serious weed in the southeastern United States




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