: 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

Word History


New Latin, from native name in Peru

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“Sicana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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