Ancistrocladus

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

Definition of Ancistrocladus

  1. :  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 — more at angle, gladiator


First Known Use: 1834


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