Definition of moonseed in English:


Syllabification: moon·seed
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onˌsēd


  • A North American climbing plant with crescent-shaped seeds.
    • Genus Menispermum, family Menispermaceae: several species, in particular Canada moonseed (M. canadense)
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    • First I thought the stem was covered with moonseeds.
    • The lives of larval clippers greatly depend upon their meal choices and they prefer to eat the leaves of passion vines and moonseeds.
    • While foraging for wild grapes one should examine the seeds of the fruit closely to make sure one is not eating moonseeds: moonseeds are crescent, in shape, while grapes have circular seeds.

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