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VINCETOXICUM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Vincetoxicum mean? 

VINCETOXICUM (noun)
  The noun VINCETOXICUM has 1 sense:

1. genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote

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


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VINCETOXICUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

genus Vincetoxicum; Vincetoxicum

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

dicot genus; magnoliopsid genus (genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination)

Meronyms (members of "Vincetoxicum"):

negro vine; Vincetoxicum hirsutum; Vincetoxicum negrum (twining vine with hairy foliage and dark purplish-brown flowers)

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

Asclepiadaceae; family Asclepiadaceae; milkweed family (widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice)


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