echi·​no·​cys·​tis | \ "+ˈsistə̇s\

Definition of echinocystis

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

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History and Etymology for echinocystis

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

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