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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“Quamoclit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quamoclit. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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