dichondra

dichondra
noun
a creeping perennial herb with hairy stems and orbicular to reniform leaves and small white to greenish flowers; used as a grass substitute in warm regions (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Dichondra

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\\dīˈkändrə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from di- + -chondra (from Greek chondros grain)
1. capitalized : a genus of chiefly tropical perennial herbs (family Convolvulaceae) having slender creeping stems, cordate-orbicular to reniform entire leaves, and very small obscure greenish yellow to white flowers borne in the leaf axils and including some (especially D. repens or its varieties) that are naturalized or used as a ground cover and substitute for lawn grasses in parts of the southern United States
2. -s : any plant of the genus Dichondra

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/duy kon"dreuh/, n.
any of several prostrate, creeping, tropical vines belonging to the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, esp. D. micrantha, often used as a grass substitute for lawns.
[ < NL (1776), equiv. to di- DI-1 + -chondra ( < Gk chóndr(os) grain, granule (see CHONDRIA-) + -a -A2)]

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