Definition of dichondra
: any of a genus (Dichondra) of chiefly tropical perennial herbs of the morning glory family that includes some (especially D. repens or its varieties) used as a ground cover and a substitute for lawn grasses in warmer parts of the U.S.
Origin and Etymology of dichondra
New Latin, genus name, from di- + Greek chondros grain — more at grind
First Known Use: 1947
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