kud'zu vine"

Pronunciation: (kood'zOO), [key]
a fast-growing Chinese and Japanese climbing vine, Pueraria lobata, of the legume family, now widespread in the southern U.S., having tuberous, starchy roots and stems: used for fiber, as food and forage, and to prevent soil erosion. Also called kud'zu.

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