Am·​phi·​car·​pa | \ ˌamfəˈkärpə \

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

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First Known Use of Amphicarpa

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphicarpa

New Latin, from amphi- + -carpa (from Greek karpos fruit)

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“Amphicarpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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