Antigonon

noun An·tig·o·non \anˈtigəˌnän\

Definition of Antigonon

  1. :  a genus of tropical American tendril-climbing herbs (family Polygonaceae) having apetalous flowers with brightly colored petaloid sepals — see coralvine

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Origin and Etymology of antigonon

New Latin, from Greek anti- similar to, like (from anti against, instead of, equivalent to) + -gonon, from polygonon knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) — more at anti-, polygonum


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