jikungu

noun
ji·​kun·​gu | \ jə̇ˈku̇ŋ(ˌ)gü \
plural -s

Definition of jikungu

: a tropical African plant (Telfairia pedata) of the family Cucurbitaceae cultivated for its edible seeds which also yield an oil

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History and Etymology for jikungu

Shambala zikungu, nkungu, plural of lukungu

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“Jikungu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jikungu. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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