Trich·​o·​san·​thes | \ ˌtrikəˈsanˌthēz\

Definition of Trichosanthes

: 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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History and Etymology for Trichosanthes

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

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