Menispermum

noun Men·i·sper·mum \ ˌmenəˈspərməm \

Definition of Menispermum

1 : a genus (family Menispermaceae) of climbing herbs having numerous stamens and black drupaceous fruit — see moonseed
2 plural -s : yellow parilla

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Origin and Etymology of menispermum

New Latin, from meni- (from Greek mēnē moon) + -spermum (from Greek sperma seed)


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