: 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

Word History


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

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“Melothria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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