Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American vine, Ampelopsis (Parthenocissus) quinquefolia. Also known as woodbine and American ivy, and as five-leafed ivy, in view of the five leaflets of its palmately compound leaf, distinguishing it from the poison-ivy, which has three leaflets. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.), [U. S.] a common ornamental North American woody vine (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), climbing extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also
woodbine, and American ivy.
- n. common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit
“Nash’s very first sculpture at the age of four was a bundle of Virginia creeper stalks bound together and stood up, bent out like legs.”
“Then another slight maple with the same dead wood-coloured leaves, into which to the very top a Virginia creeper had twined itself, and that was now brilliantly scarlet, magnificent in the last degree.”
“The Virginia creeper is vivid cherry color, as usual, and its leaves are already dropping; they are always the first to fall.”
“In the valley it was not unshared; for the Virginia creeper and cat-briar mounted and flung their arms about them, and the wild grape-vines took wild possession; and in the day of their glory they challenged the bystander to admire anything without them.”
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