Definition of creeper in English:


Line breaks: creep¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkriːpə


  • 1 Botany Any plant that grows along the ground, around another plant, or up a wall by means of extending stems or branches.
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    • Yes muntries are little purple berries and they're the fruit of a shrub, a ground creeper, that grows down in eastern South Australia.
    • The plant, a creeper of the arum lily family, is a native of Mexico and Guatemala.
    • Flowering plants, creepers and hedge shrubs will be planted.
    climbing plant, trailing plant; vine, trailer, climber, rambler
  • 2 [with modifier] Any of a number of small birds that creep around in trees or vegetation:
    • (brown creeper)North American the American treecreeper (Certhia americana, family Certhiidae). (brown creeper)NZ a New Zealand songbird (Mohoua (or Finschia) novaeseelandiae, family Pachycephalidae or Acanthizidae).a Philippine songbird (family Rhabdornithidae and genus Rhabdornis: two species).a Hawaiian honeycreeper (genus Paroreomyza, family Drepanididae: three species).
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    • One most beautiful and exotic of creepers is cardinal creeper.
    • Brown creepers have just taken over the neighborhood, you hear them everywhere you go.
    • A flock of brown creepers were on most of the trees.

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