quamoclit

noun

quam·​o·​clit
ˈkwaməˌklit
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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Word History

Etymology

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 28 Sep. 2022.

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