dichondra

dichondra

[dahy-kon-druh]
noun
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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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 
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