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Any of several creeping perennial plants of the genus Dichondra, having round leaves and widely cultivated as ground cover.

[New Latin Dichondra, genus name : di- + Greek khondros, granule; see chondro-.]
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(Plants) any of a genus of creeping perennial herbs of the Convolvulaceae family, with white, pale yellow, or green flowers
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(daɪˈkɒn drə)

n., pl. -dras.
any creeping vine of the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, often used as a ground cover.
[< New Latin (1776) < Greek chóndr(os) grain, granule]
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Noun1.dichondra - a creeping perennial herb with hairy stems and orbicular to reniform leaves and small white to greenish flowers; used as a grass substitute in warm regions
genus Dichondra - genus of chiefly tropical prostrate perennial herbs with creeping stems that root at the nodes
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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