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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History and Etymology for Pachyrhizus

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

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“Pachyrhizus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pachyrhizus. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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