Definition of vine in English:

vine

Syllabification: vine
Pronunciation: /vīn
 
/

noun

  • 1A climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant of the grape family.
    • Vitis and other genera, family Vitaceae
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    • Most of the vines are white grape varieties thought to be likely to fare better in the Scarborough climate.
    • Most are vines or climbing plants, but some are herbs as well.
    • Like its cultivated successors, the wild vine is a climbing plant which needs to grow up some support.
  • 1.1Used in names of climbing or trailing plants of other families, e.g., potato vine.
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    • Moon vine has earned its name from the way its flowers gleam in the moonlight or any other type of reflected light.
    • The aim of this work was to assess the fertility and breeding potential of the triploid and aneuploid hybrids with a view to developing an improved vine cactus crop.
    • In addition to these, a laceleaf Japanese maple, a vine maple, blue oat grass, and other ornamentals cover the berm.
  • 1.2The slender stem of a trailing or climbing plant.
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    • Many species of native shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants were observed along hedgerows.
    • Plant a clematis vine 2 to 3 feet away from your climbing rose and train them to grow together for an extended flowering display.
    • All the surrounding high-rises are screened out with clematis and honeysuckle vines on the perimeter fence.
  • 2 (vines) US informal Clothes: the hip got their vines at Wolmuth’s on Market Street

Derivatives

viny

adjective
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  • In wet clay or poorly drained soils, fig trees produce mostly vegetative, viny growth with few fruits.
  • Stalk these bugs vigilantly when they first appear, and you may be able to save your viny vegetables organically this year.
  • All around the horse corral, it was overgrown with viny bushes and thick rooted willows.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin vinea 'vineyard, vine', from vinum 'wine'.

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