echinocystis

noun

echi·​no·​cys·​tis
"+ˈsistə̇s
1
capitalized : a genus of prostrate or climbing American herbaceous plants (family Cucurbitaceae) with greenish white flowers followed by densely spiny oblong to ovate fruits
2
plural -es : any plant of the genus Echinocystis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from echin- + -cystis; from the spiny globular fruit

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“Echinocystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echinocystis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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