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dichondra

[dahy-kon-druh]
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noun
  1. any of several prostrate, creeping, tropical vines belonging to the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, especially D. micrantha, often used as a grass substitute for lawns.
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Origin of dichondra

< New Latin (1776), equivalent to di- di-1 + -chondra (< Greek chóndr(os) grain, granule (see chondrio-) + -a -a2)
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