from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous twining vines of the order Asclepiadeæ, type of the tribe Periploceæ, and distinguished by a corona consisting of short broad scales, united at the base, and commonly with awlshaped appendages.

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  • n. genus of woody vines of warm regions of the Old World


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