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moonseed

Syllabification: moon·seed
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onsēd
 
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Definition of moonseed in English:

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.

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