Origin of kudzuJapanese
Origin of kudzuJapanese kuzu.
(usually uncountable, plural kudzus)
- An Asian vine grown as a root starch and sometimes considered a noxious weed.
From Japanese クズ (葛, 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.