Origin of kudzuJapanese
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
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.
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.
- Feng shui is spreading throughout the United States, especially in the Southern region where bamboo and kudzu are abundant.
- Kudzu, the root of the herb is used to treat intestinal obstruction, dysentery, headaches, stomach ailments, diarrhea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo.
- The sea shore is too far to the east so I fear she'll be remanded to a roadside bier of Kudzu and discarded fast food wrappers.