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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A twining plant, Amphicarpæa monoica, of the natural order Leguminosæ, growing in rich wood-lands in the United States, with purplish flowers at the summit which seldom produce fruit, and others at the base which produce pear-shaped pods usually with a single seed, ripening in the ground or on its surface under the fallen leaves.


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