noun Am·phi·car·pa \ˌamfəˈkärpə\

Definition of Amphicarpa

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of amphicarpa

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

First Known Use: 1818

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capable of being understood in two ways

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