Sicana

noun
Si·​ca·​na | \ sə̇ˈkānə \

Definition of Sicana

: a genus of tendril-bearing herbaceous vines (family Cucurbitaceae) found in tropical America with angled stems, large roundish leaves, solitary yellow monoecious flowers, and bright-colored aromatic fruit

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History and Etymology for Sicana

New Latin, from native name in Peru

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“Sicana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sicana. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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