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Any of several vines of the closely related genera Cocculus and Menispermum, having small flowers and red or blackish fruit with crescent-shaped seeds.
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(Plants) any menispermaceous climbing plant of the genus Menispermum and related genera, having red or black fruits with crescent-shaped or ring-shaped seeds
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any climbing plant belonging to the genus Menispermum, of the family Menispermaceae, having greenish white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds.
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|Noun||1.||moonseed - plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seeds|
Canada moonseed, common moonseed, Menispermum canadense, yellow parilla - a woody vine of eastern North America having large oval leaves and small white flowers and purple to blue-black fruits
Carolina moonseed, Cocculus carolinus - woody vine of southeastern United States resembling the common moonseed but having red fruits
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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