: a small genus of tropical herbaceous vines (family Leguminosae) with a tuberous root, trifoliate leaves, and white or purplish flowers see yam bean

Word History


New Latin, from Greek pachyrrhizos having a thick root, from pachy- + -rhizos (from rhiza root)

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“Pachyrhizus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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