Melothria

noun Me·lothria \mə̇ˈläthrēə, -lōth-\

Definition of Melothria

  1. :  a genus of chiefly tropical monoecious herbaceous vines (family Cucurbitaceae) with white or yellow flowers, an elongated ovary, and a fruit resembling a typical berry that are cultivated as ornamentals

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Origin and Etymology of melothria

New Latin, from Greek mēlōthron, a kind of white grape + New Latin -ia


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