Definition of Amphicarpa
: a genus of North American and Asian vines (family Leguminosae) having trifoliate leaves and small white or violet flowers and bearing both aerial and hypogeous pods
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of amphicarpa
New Latin, from amphi- + -carpa (from Greek karpos fruit)
First Known Use: 1818
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Amphicarpa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).