Pachyrhizus

noun Pachy·rhi·zus \ ˌpakə̇ˈrīzəs \

Definition of Pachyrhizus

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

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Origin and Etymology of pachyrhizus

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


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