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  • n. Any Old World ivy of the genus Hedera

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous woody vines, climbing by rootlets, belonging to the natural order Araliaceæ and series Hedereæ.

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  • n. Old World woody vines


From the genus name Hedera, in turn from Latin hedera ("ivy") (Wiktionary)


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  • Also, a pictogram of an ivy leaf used as a typographic ornament.

    June 10, 2009