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moonseed

[ moon-seed ]
/ ˈmunˌsid /
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noun

any climbing plant of the genus Menispermum, having greenish-white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds.

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Origin of moonseed

First recorded in 1730–40; moon + seed
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British Dictionary definitions for moonseed

moonseed
/ (ˈmuːnˌsiːd) /

noun

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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