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  1. mucuna(noun)

    any of several erect or climbing woody plants of the genus Mucuna; widespread in tropics of both hemispheres

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  1. Mucuna

    Mucuna is a genus of around 100 accepted species of climbing vines and shrubs of the family Fabaceae, found worldwide in the woodlands of tropical areas. The leaves are 3-palmate, alternate or spiraled, and the flowers are pea-like but larger, with distinctive curved petals, and occurring in racemes. Like other legumes, Mucuna plants bear pods. They are generally bat-pollinated and produce seeds that are buoyant sea-beans. These have a characteristic three-layered appearance, appearing like the eyes of a large mammal in some species and like a hamburger in others and giving rise to common names like deer-eye beans, ox-eye beans or hamburger seed. The name of the genus is derived from mucunã, a Tupi–Guarani word for these species.

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  1. Mucuna

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE that is the source of mucuna gum.

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