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 historical transliteration methods of Japanese into English.

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Noun[edit]

kudzu (usually uncountable, plural kudzus)

  1. An Asian vine (several species in the genus Pueraria, but mostly Pueraria lobata in the US), grown as a root starch, and which is a notorious invasive weed in the United States.

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