kudzu vine

[ kood-zoo ]

  1. a fast-growing Chinese and Japanese climbing vine, Pueraria lobata, of the legume family, now widespread in the southern U.S., having tuberous, starchy roots and stems: used for fiber, as food and forage, and to prevent soil erosion.

Origin of kudzu vine

1900–05; <Japanese kuzu, earlier kudu, of uncertain origin
  • Also called kudzu.

Words Nearby kudzu vine

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How to use kudzu vine in a sentence

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

    Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford