Definition of moonseed in English:

Share this entry

moonseed

Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onsēd/

noun

A North American climbing plant with crescent-shaped seeds.
  • Genus Menispermum, family Menispermaceae: several species, in particular Canada moonseed (M. canadense).
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: moon·seed

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.