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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KUDZU

From Japanese kuzu.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KUDZU

kudzu  [ˈkʊdzuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KUDZU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kudzu is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KUDZU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kudzu

Kudzu

Kudzu is a group of plants in the genus Pueraria, in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. They are climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial vines native to much of eastern Asia, southeast Asia, and some Pacific Islands. The name comes from the Japanese name for the plants, kuzu, which was written "kudzu" in historical romanizations. Where these plants are naturalized, they can be invasive and are considered noxious weeds. The plant climbs over trees or shrubs and grows so rapidly that it kills them by heavy shading. The plant is edible but often sprayed with herbicides.

Definition of kudzu in the English dictionary

The definition of kudzu in the dictionary is a hairy leguminous climbing plant, Pueraria thunbergiana, of China and Japan, with trifoliate leaves and purple fragrant flowers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KUDZU


bazoo
bəˈzuː
gazoo
ɡəˈzuː
Kalamazoo
ˌkæləməˈzuː
kazoo
kəˈzuː
Mazu
ˈmæˈzuː
ponzu
ˈpɒnˌzuː
razoo
rəˈzuː
wazoo
wæˈzuː
yuzu
ˈjuːzuː
zoo
zuː
zoozoo
ˈzuːzuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KUDZU

kuchen
Kuching
Kuchipudi
kudlik
kudos
Kudrun
kudu
kueh
Kuei-lin
Kuei-yang
Kueichou
Kuenlun
kufi
Kufic
kufiyah
kugel
kuia
Kuibyshev
Kuiper belt
kukri

WORDS THAT END LIKE KUDZU

Chuang-tzu
kanzu
Lao-tzu
Mo-tzu
shiatzu
shih-tzu

Synonyms and antonyms of kudzu in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kudzu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KUDZU

Find out the translation of kudzu to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kudzu from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kudzu» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

粉葛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kudzu
570 millions of speakers

English

kudzu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

kudzu
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

array(كودزو)
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кудзу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kudzu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kudzu
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kudzu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kudzu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kudzu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kudzu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kudzu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुडझू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kudzu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kudzu
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kudzu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кудзу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kudzu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

kudzu
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kudzu
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kudzu
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kudzu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kudzu

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KUDZU»

The term «kudzu» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KUDZU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kudzu

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KUDZU»

Discover the use of kudzu in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kudzu and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kudzu
After a painful divorce, Casey returns to the haven of her childhood, great grandmother Weesie's tiny log cabin. Casey seeks a peaceful refuge, however, a found childhood diary transports Casey back into the late 19th century.
Kathleen Walls, 2003
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The Kudzu Cookbook: You Don't Eat It - It Eats You!
Provides information about and recipes using the Kudzu plant, used for ground cover in America but considered a delicacy in Asian countries.
Carole Marsh, 1987
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Liar of Kudzu
Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle (creators of the hit animated series Kim Possible) introduce a character with a fresh and distinctive voice in this very funny, pitch-perfect look at three unlikely friends who try to make a difference.
Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, 2008
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The Kudzu That Ate Yazoo City
Junior Jenkins, influenced by a large family, poverty, faith, and the ever-present kudzu vine, mingles fact, fiction and homegrown wisdom to remember those cotton picking days in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
William L. Jenkins, 2004
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Farmers' Bulletin
Kudzu Alyceclover. (No common name) Pigeonpea Yigna sinensis V, sesquipedalis Lespedeza striata L. stipulacea L. cuneata L. virginica Crotalaria mucro- nata C. juncea ('. sogittalis Desmodium tortu- os it m I), illinoense 1). canescens ...
‎1953
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Katie and the Kudzu King
The book's theme is that the kudzu covering trees and bushes by southern highways looks startlingly like "monsters" waiting to cross the road, or perhaps to gobble up some unwary traveler.
Stephen Scott, 2010
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The Book of Kudzu: A Culinary & Healing Guide
KUDZU VINES yield strands of high-quality bast fiber that have been used for over 750 years by folk artisans and commercial weavers throughout East Asia to produce fine textiles. Extracted by hand, the fibers are prized above all for their ...
William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi, 1977
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Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South
In these essays, one of the most influential Southern journalists of his generation sorts out a whole warehouse of Southern idiosyncrasy and iconography, including the Southern belle, Faulkner, James Dickey, Stonewall Jackson, Cormac ...
Hal Crowther, 2002
9
Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes: A Novel
Getting even has never been so creative. Or delicious." --Louise Shaffer, author of The Ladies of Garrison Gardens From the Hardcover edition.
Cathy Holton, 2006
10
Kalvin the Kudzu Monster
Kalvin, an eleven-year-old kudzu monster, is itching to leave home for several weeks and explore the forest on his own.
John Hardin, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KUDZU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kudzu is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kudzu 'mile-a-minute' vine spreads into Garden State - Daily Record
This is the summer of the kudzu. But the invasive vine has grown “under the radar” in New Jersey. A Dalton, Ohio, newspaper Thursday ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
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COLUMN: Even 'full-sun' plants need a little shade - SCNow: Living
Finally, it's so hot that kudzu grows faster than some folks walk, talk, or work. However, the fact is we have 10 months of beautiful weather in the ... «SCNow, Jul 15»
3
WATE 6 On Your Side week in review July 13 – 17 - WATE.com
Kudzu-eating goats return to clean up Knoxville. Famous Kudzo eating goats returned to Knoxville, Wednesday. For the third year in a row, the ... «WATE 6 On Your Side, Jul 15»
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Sweet nothings? Battling a blueberry bust - Real estate - The Boston …
There is a reason that Chinese kudzu is called “the plant that ate the South.” (And now there are sightings in Southern New England, courtesy ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
5
Agenda 21 advocates replace farmers in droves - Canada Free Press
U.N. Agenda 21 goals through its Sustainable Development lynchpin have encroached private property rights like kudzu. Note I am grateful to ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
6
Western: Org reaches milestone
Invasive is an art project that reclaims kudzu, an invasive plant species, as a symbol for Southern queer visibility and tenacity in the face of ... «QNotes, Jul 15»
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'The Pinch,' by Steve Stern
Individually, each of Stern's descriptions tends to be brilliant, but a typical paragraph labors under so much descriptive kudzu that it obliterates ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Picnic planned to support the arts
“Huck and Tuck” will be joined with local popular band “Kudzu Killers” as the evening's musical performers. Members of the Harlan County Arts ... «The Harlan Daily Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Our lives: Connecting the dots to find we're all kin
... that worn farm path framed by winter wheat, toward the house that stood firm and white in my memory but had now lost its windows to kudzu, ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
10
Watch: Goats stampede to kudzu 'buffet'
A farmer released his hungry goats into the Williams Creek Urban Forest in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday so they can dine on invasive ... «HLNtv.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Kudzu [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kudzu>. Feb 2024 ».
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