• WordNet 3.6
    • n gnetum small tropical tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves; exploited for its edible young leaves and seeds that provide a fine flour
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gnetum A genus of climbing shrubs, type of the order Gnetaceæ, including 15 species, natives of tropical regions. They have jointed stems, opposite dilated leaves, flowers verticillate in terminal spikes, and the fruit often drupaceous. The fruit of G. Gnemon and some other Asiatic species is edible, and the young leaves are used as a vegetable.
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In literature:

New plants, Ophioglossum, Carex, Gnetum sp.
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