Definition of pepper vine in English:

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pepper vine

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A bushy vine of the grape family, originally cultivated but now established in much of the southeastern US. It bears blackish fruits sought after by wildlife.
  • Ampelopsis arborea, family Vitaceae.
Example sentences
  • Because the canopy is relatively open here, the vegetation is often overgrown with rattan vine, greenbrier, wild grape, pepper vine, trumpet creeper, Virginia creeper, and poison ivy.
  • Examination of the site indicated that potential weed problems included clumps of guineagrass, pepper vine [Ampelopsis arborea (L.) Koehne], passion-flower, and other species.
  • The three groups of paleoherbs are Aristolochiales (birthwort, Dutchman's pipe), Piperales (pepper vine, lizard's tails), and Nymphaeales (lotus, waterlilies).

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Syllabification: pep·per vine

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