noun Har·pa·goph·y·tum \ˌhärpəˈgäfətəm\

Definition of Harpagophytum

  1. :  a small genus of southern African herbs (family Pedaliaceae) including the grapple plant

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Origin and Etymology of harpagophytum

New Latin, from Latin harpago grappling hook + Greek phyton plant — more at phyt-

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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