Ancistrocladus

noun
An·​cis·​troc·​la·​dus | \ ˌanˌsiˈsträklədəs \

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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First Known Use of Ancistrocladus

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ancistrocladus

New Latin, from Greek ankistron fishhook + klados branch; akin to Greek ankos glen

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“Ancistrocladus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ancistrocladus. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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