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dichondra

[dahy-kon-druh] /daɪˈkɒn drə/
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1.
any of several prostrate, creeping, tropical vines belonging to the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, especially D. micrantha, often used as a grass substitute for lawns.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1776), equivalent to di- di-1 + -chondra (< Greek chóndr(os) grain, granule (see chondria-) + -a -a2)
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