kudzu

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English[edit]

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Kudzu covering several trees in Atlanta in the United States.

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese クズ (, kuzu). The spelling kudzu (instead of kuzu) is due to the historical kana orthography that was in use at the time the term was borrowed into English.

Noun[edit]

kudzu (usually uncountable, plural kudzus)

  1. An Asian vine grown as a root starch and sometimes considered a noxious weed.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Japanese arrowroot

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