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: a small genus (the type of the family Actinidiaceae) of Asian woody vines having alternate simple leaves, dioecious or polygamous axillary flowers, and many-seeded berries — see silvervine
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1861, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aktīn-, aktís “ray, beam, spoke of a wheel” + New Latin -idia (feminine derivative of -idium -idium); probably so called from the radiating arrangement of the stigmata
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