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chocolate vine

Syllabification: choc·o·late vine

Definition of chocolate vine in English:

noun

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.
  • Akebia quinata, family Lardizabalaceae
Example sentences
  • The chocolate vine climbs thin wires stretched between eye hooks screwed into the fence - a simple way to create an unobtrusive trellis.
  • Bamboo was overtaking the eastern side of the property, chocolate vines were growing in the trees, and Honeysuckle was choking Eliza's ancient Crèpe Myrtle.
  • Five-leaf akebia, or chocolate vine, is native to southeast Asia.

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