kudzu

Definitions:

  • An East Asian vine <em>(Pueraria lobata)</em> 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.
  • An Asian <xref>vine</xref> grown as a root starch and sometimes considered a noxious weed.
  • fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States
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