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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pachyrhizus mean? 

  The noun PACHYRHIZUS has 1 sense:

1. small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots

  Familiarity information: PACHYRHIZUS used as a noun is very rare.

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Small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots

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Nouns denoting plants


genus Pachyrhizus; Pachyrhizus

Hypernyms ("Pachyrhizus" is a kind of...):

rosid dicot genus (a genus of dicotyledonous plants)

Meronyms (members of "Pachyrhizus"):

Pachyrhizus erosus; yam bean (Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils)

Pachyrhizus tuberosus; potato bean; yam bean (twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots)

Holonyms ("Pachyrhizus" is a member of...):

Papilionoideae; subfamily Papilionoideae (alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae)

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