cock's-eggs
cock's-eggs cock's-eggs n. a weedy vine of Argentina ({Salpichroa organifolia}) having solitary white flowers followed by egg-shaped white or yellow fruit.

Syn: cock's eggs, {Salpichroa organifolia}, {Salpichroa rhomboidea}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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