Definition of supplejack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌp(ə)ldʒak/


Any of a number of tropical and subtropical climbing plants with tough, supple stems:
  • A tall North American climber (Berchemia scandens, family Rhamnaceae). A plant of the Caribbean and tropical America (Paullinia plumieri, family Sapindaceae). An Australasian plant (Ripogonum scandens, family Liliaceae).
Example sentences
  • Vines attractive for fruit include supplejack, zone 6; Virginia creeper, zone 4; and grape, zone 3, depending on species.
  • Greenbrier vines and a vine known as supplejack climb over some of the vegetation.
  • People used to make crayfish pots out of interlaced supplejack and Number 8 wire - that nearly universal Kiwi solution to construction problems.
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