noun dol·i·chos \ˈdälə̇ˌkäs\

Definition of dolichos

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of chiefly tropical vines (family Leguminosae) having a bearded style and the keel of the corolla coiled

  2. 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 — more at indulge

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