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Definition of "kudzu" []

  • An eastern Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kudzu" in a sentence
  • "There's a plant known as kudzu, which is widely hated in the south because it takes over cropland."
  • "Wrapped in kudzu and soaked in whiskey, his stories make me homesick, make me crave fried okra and sweetened ice tea."
  • "Can you imagine how beautiful Mount Garcia (to say nothing of El Chante) would be covered in kudzu?"