noun quam·o·clit \ˈkwaməˌklit\

Definition of quamoclit

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Quamoclit; especially :  cypress vine

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Origin and Etymology of quamoclit

New Latin, perhaps alteration of Nahuatl cuauh-mochitl camachile

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