dolichos

noun dol·i·chos \ ˈdälə̇ˌkäs \

Definition of dolichos

1 capitalized :a genus of chiefly tropical vines (family Leguminosae) having a bearded style and the keel of the corolla coiled
2 plural -es :any plant of the genus Dolichos

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Origin and Etymology of dolichos

New Latin, from Latin, a leguminous plant, from Greek, literally, racecourse, from dolichos long


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