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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Origin and Etymology of quamoclit

New Latin, perhaps alteration of Nahuatl cuauh-mochitl camachile


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