noun. ['ˈkʌdzuː'] 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.
- genus Pueraria
- kudzu vine
- クズ (Japanese)
Rhymes with Kudzu
How do you pronounce kudzu?
Pronounce kudzu as ˈkədzu.
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Sentences with kudzu
1. Noun, singular or mass
The kudzu will take hold without having the vine actually stuck in the dirt.
2. Noun, plural
For these reasons, you may decide that you want to plant some kudzu for your own use.
3. Verb, base form
Eat chopped kudzu leaves raw in salad or cook them like spinach leaves.
4. Personal pronoun
Eat kudzu raw, sauteed, deep-fried, baked and jellied.
5. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Cook kudzu roots like potatoes, or dry them and grind them into powder.
6. Verb, past tense
Use kudzu root powder as a breading for fried foods or a thickener for sauces.
7. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Fry or steam kudzu shoots like snow peas.