Kudzu meaning

ko͝odzo͝o, kŭd-
An East Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) in the pea family, having compound leaves and clusters of reddish-purple flowers. It is grown for fodder, forage, and root starch, and is a widespread weed in the southeast United States.
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A fast-growing, hairy perennial vine (Pueraria lobata) of the pea family, with large, three-part leaves: sometimes planted in the South for soil stabilization or forage.
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An Asian vine grown as a root starch and sometimes considered a noxious weed.
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Origin of kudzu

  • Japanese kuzu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary