dichondra

[ dahy-kon-druh ]
/ daɪˈkɒn drə /

noun

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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