Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name, derived from Juliana or Eliana

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A general name for the climbing and twining plants in tropical forests which wind themselves round the stems of trees, often overtopping them and passing to other trees, or descending again to the ground.
  • n. In phytogeography, a liana is a plant which roots in the ground and, by means of long stems with long internodes and the assistance of various devices, climbs over other plants and, more rarely, over rocks. The name was formerly given only to woody plants; but its use has been broadened to include herbaceous annuals and perennials, thus becoming synonymous with climber. See leaf-climber, root-climber, scrambler, 2, twiner , and phrases under tendril-climber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woody climbing usually tropical plant

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Examples

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