noun Tet·ra·go·nia \ˌte‧trəˈgōneə\

Definition of Tetragonia

  1. :  a genus of fleshy herbs or undershrubs (family Aizoaceae) of wide distribution having yellow or reddish apetalous flowers and a winged or quadrangular nut or drupe — see new zealand spinach

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Origin and Etymology of tetragonia

New Latin, from Greek tetragōnia spindle tree, from tetragōnos tetragonal + -ia -y

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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