any climbing plant of the genus Menispermum, having greenish-white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds.
Origin of moonseed
First recorded in 1730–40; moon
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Examples from the Web for moonseed
Historical Examples of moonseed
When she finished she picked up a trailing vine of moonseed.
Fig. 231, staminate, and 232, pistillate flower of Moonseed.
Stamen of Moonseed, with anther cut across; this 4-celled, or rather 4-locellate.
You see it on cultivated plums, grapes, and apples, but never in any such perfection as on moonseed and black haws in the woods.
She learned the uses and prices of the plant, and also made drawings of cohosh, moonseed and bloodroot.
British Dictionary definitions for moonseed
any menispermaceous climbing plant of the genus Menispermum and related genera, having red or black fruits with crescent-shaped or ring-shaped seeds
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