quamoclit

noun
quam·o·clit | \ ˈkwaməˌklit \

Definition of quamoclit 

1 capitalized : a small genus of twining vines (family Convolvulaceae) of warm regions distinguished from Ipomoea by the salverform corolla and exserted stamens and style — see star ipomoea

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Quamoclit especially : cypress vine

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History and Etymology for quamoclit

New Latin, perhaps alteration of Nahuatl cuauh-mochitl camachile

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