noun Trich·o·san·thes \ˌtrikəˈsanˌthēz\

Definition of Trichosanthes

  1. :  a large genus of Asiatic and Australian herbs (family Cucurbitaceae) having entire or lobed leaves and white flowers succeeded by fleshy fruits of various forms — see snake gourd

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Origin and Etymology of trichosanthes

New Latin, irregular from trich- + -anthes; from the fringed corolla lobes

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