: a genus (the type of the family Cynomoriaceae) of bright red leafless parasitic plants that belong to the order Myrtales, have unisexual flowers borne in heads, and produce edible underground stems which have been used as a dysentery remedy

Word History


New Latin, from Latin cynomorion broomrape, from Greek kynomorion dodder, from kyn- cyn- + -morion part, member, diminutive of moros fate, lot

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“Cynomorium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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