Me·​lothria | \ mə̇ˈläthrēə, -lōth- \

Definition of Melothria

: 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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History and Etymology for Melothria

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

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“Melothria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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