: 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

Word History


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

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“Trichosanthes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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