moon·​seed | \ ˈmün-ˌsēd How to pronounce moonseed (audio) \

Definition of moonseed

: a twining plant (Menispermum canadense of the family Menispermaceae, the moonseed family) of eastern North America that has crescent-shaped seeds and black fruits

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Recent Examples on the Web Even though many wild grape species ripen at the same time as moonseed, the seeds are very different. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of moonseed

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“Moonseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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