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vine British & World English

A climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant related to the grapevine

Vine, Frederick John British & World English

(B.1939), English geologist. Vine and his colleague Drummond H. Matthews (1931–97) contributed to the theory of plate tectonics, showing that magnetic data from the earth’s crust under the Atlantic Ocean provided evidence for sea-floor spreading

love vine British & World English

The dodder, which is sometimes used medicinally and as a love charm

lawyer vine British & World English

An Australian climbing palm which is thickly covered in sharp spines and recurved hooks. It grows in rainforest, where groups may form dense tangled thickets

pepper vine British & World English

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

potato vine British & World English

A semi-evergreen climbing plant with pale blue or white flowers, related to the potato and native to South and Central America

vine scrub British & World English

Australian vegetation consisting of seasonally dry tropical or sub-tropical rainforest

balloon vine British & World English

A tropical American vine with inflated balloon-like pods

kangaroo vine British & World English

An Australian evergreen climbing plant of the vine family, grown as a houseplant

magnolia vine British & World English

Another term for schizandra

Russian vine British & World English

An Asian climbing plant of the dock family, with long clusters of white or pink flowers, which is sometimes cultivated as a fast-growing screening plant

trumpet vine British & World English

A climbing shrub with orange or red trumpet-shaped flowers, cultivated as an ornamental

vine dresser British & World English

A person who prunes, trains, and cultivates vines

chocolate vine British & World English

A fast-growing, shade-tolerant woody twining vine, native to Asia and introduced as an ornamental in the US. It has escaped cultivation and threatens native plants in some woodland habitats

die on the vine British & World English

Be unsuccessful at an early stage

wither on the vine British & World English

Fail to be implemented or dealt with because of inaction

grapevine British & World English

A vine native to both Eurasia and North America, especially one bearing grapes used for eating or winemaking

kudzu British & World English

A quick-growing East Asian climbing plant with reddish-purple flowers, used as a fodder crop and for erosion control

kudzu vine in kudzu British & World English

A quick-growing East Asian climbing plant with reddish-purple flowers, used as a fodder crop and for erosion control

die on the vine in die1 British & World English

Be unsuccessful at an early stage

wither on the vine in wither British & World English

Fail to be implemented or dealt with because of inaction

Russian vine in vine British & World English

Used in names of climbing or trailing plants of other families, e.g. Russian vine


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