moonseed

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moon·seed

 (mo͞on′sēd′)
n.
Any of several vines of the closely related genera Cocculus and Menispermum, having small flowers and red or blackish fruit with crescent-shaped seeds.

moonseed

(ˈmuːnˌsiːd)
n
(Plants) any menispermaceous climbing plant of the genus Menispermum and related genera, having red or black fruits with crescent-shaped or ring-shaped seeds

moon•seed

(ˈmunˌsid)

n.
any climbing plant belonging to the genus Menispermum, of the family Menispermaceae, having greenish white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonseed - plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seedsmoonseed - plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seeds
family Menispermaceae, Menispermaceae, moonseed family - herbaceous or woody climbers
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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