Definition of Ancistrocladus
: a genus of climbing shrubs (order Parietales) of the East Indies and Africa constituting a distinct family and having hooked branches and panicled flowers with 10 stamens and a single pistil that are followed by nutlike fruits
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Origin and Etymology of ancistrocladus
New Latin, from Greek ankistron fishhook + klados branch; akin to Greek ankos glen
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
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