Amphicarpa

noun

Am·​phi·​car·​pa
ˌamfəˈkärpə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphicarpa was in 1818

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“Amphicarpa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphicarpa. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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