kudzu

/ (ˈkʊdzuː) /

noun

a hairy leguminous climbing plant, Pueraria thunbergiana, of China and Japan, with trifoliate leaves and purple fragrant flowers

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Word Origin for kudzu

from Japanese kuzu

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Example sentences from the Web for kudzu

  • Kudzu is not particularly new, but it seems to me destined to a much greater importance than at present.

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  • The Kudzu Vine is of wonderful rapidity of growth, and will be found a good substitute for a hardy vine about piazzas and porches.

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