Definition of moonseed in English:



  • A North American climbing plant with crescent-shaped seeds.

    Genus Menispermum, family Menispermaceae: several species, in particular Canada moonseed (M. canadense)

    ‘First I thought the stem was covered with moonseeds.’
    • ‘The lives of larval clippers greatly depend upon their meal choices and they prefer to eat the leaves of passion vines and moonseeds.’
    • ‘While foraging for wild grapes one should examine the seeds of the fruit closely to make sure one is not eating moonseeds: moonseeds are crescent, in shape, while grapes have circular seeds.’



/ˈmo͞onsēd/ /ˈmunsid/