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moonseed

[moon-seed] /ˈmunˌsid/
noun
1.
any climbing plant of the genus Menispermum, having greenish-white flowers and crescent-shaped seeds.
Origin of moonseed
1730-1740
1730-40; moon + seed
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Examples from the web for moonseed
  • If it has a single seed in the shape of a crescent moon, it's moonseed, which is thought to be poisonous.
  • moonseed vines are neither woody nor easily shredded.
British Dictionary definitions for moonseed

moonseed

/ˈmuːnˌsiːd/
noun
1.
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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