Definition of Boston ivy in English:

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Boston ivy


A Virginia creeper with three-lobed leaves, cultivated for its foliage.
  • Parthenocissus tricuspidata, family Vitaceae.
Example sentences
  • Wisteria and clematis vines cover the arbors, while Boston ivy and trumpet vines link the two levels.
  • Climbers with clinging rootlets along the stems (climbing hydrangea, English ivy, creeping fig) or disc-shaped holdfasts (Virginia creeper, Boston ivy) can damage old, crumbly mortar or loose stucco.
  • About half a century ago, a tiny Boston ivy appeared in the dusty space below the neighboring home and began to climb and proliferate.

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Syllabification: Bos·ton i·vy

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