: a large genus of chiefly tropical American vines (family Asclepiadaceae) having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers with the corolla rotate and 5-parted and an entire or lobed crown

Word History


New Latin, from Latin vincere to conquer + toxicum poison; from the former belief that it was a counterpoison

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“Vincetoxicum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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