: a genus of annual herbaceous vines (family Cucurbitaceae) found in the New World and Australasia with branched tendrils, angled or lobed leaves, small greenish white monoecious flowers, and spiny indehiscent fruit

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New Latin, from Greek sikyos cucumber

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“Sicyos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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