dichondra


dichondra
/duy kon"dreuh/, n.
any of several prostrate, creeping, tropical vines belonging to the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, esp. D. micrantha, often used as a grass substitute for lawns.
[ < NL (1776), equiv. to di- DI-1 + -chondra ( < Gk chóndr(os) grain, granule (see CHONDRIA-) + -a -A2)]

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▪ plant genus
also called  Lawn-leaf,  

      any of several species of low, creeping plants of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae) that are used in warm climates as grass substitutes. The plants are from 2 1/2 to 8 cm (1 to 3 inches) high and spread by runners.

      D. carolinensis, native to southeastern North America, is so similar to the Old World D. repens that it is sometimes given as D. repens variety carolinensis. Its round, bright-green leaves, indented where they join the long stalks, are 2 cm broad.

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  • dichondra — [dī kän′drə] n. [ModL < di (see DI 1) + Gr chondros, grain (see CHONDRO )] any of a genus (Dichondra) of creeping vines of the morning glory family, sometimes cultivated in warm climates as ground cover …   English World dictionary

  • Dichondra — (D. Forst.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Convolvulaceae Dichondreae, 1. Ordn. 5. Kl. L.; Arten: D. argentea, D. carolinensis u.a. in warmen Ländern …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dichondra — noun a creeping perennial herb with hairy stems and orbicular to reniform leaves and small white to greenish flowers; used as a grass substitute in warm regions (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Dichondra micrantha • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑genus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dichondra — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from di + Greek chondros grain more at grind Date: 1947 any of a genus (Dichondra) of chiefly tropical perennial herbs of the morning glory family that includes some (especially D. repens or its varieties)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dichondra — noun Any of the genus Dichondra of prostrate perennial herbaceous plants with creeping stems …   Wiktionary

  • Dichondra — ID 26932 Symbol Key DICHO Common Name ponysfoot Family Convolvulaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • dichondra — di•chon•dra [[t]daɪˈkɒn drə[/t]] n. pl. dras pln any creeping vine of the genus Dichondra, of the morning glory family, often used as a ground cover • Etymology: < NL (1776) < Gk chóndr(os) grain, granule …   From formal English to slang


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