- n. Plural form of liana.
“The most important family containing lianas is Bignoniaceae, followed by Leguminosae, Hippocrateaceae, Menispermaceae, Sapindaceae, and Malpighiaceae.”
“In the American tropics, thick woody vines called lianas are outpacing trees.”
“The ropes that Tarzan swings on are called lianas (from the Latin ligare, meaning "to bind").”
“Feverishly they worked and soon had the two trunks lashed together firmly with long "lianas" or creepers of tough fibre that grew in great profusion everywhere.”
“University of Wisconsin plant ecologist Stefan Schnitzer studies these aggressive, fast growing vines known as lianas.”
“Trees may be increasing or decreasing, but in any given forest lianas are increasing much more.”
“The scientists are working with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on large-scale vine removal experiments to better understand the lianas' impact.”
“Because they want to cannibalize the unknown; to leave the chemicals, the furniture and, yes, the shrew behind; to make their way hi ho into the brush, whose weeds and lianas remain empty of the exhortations of Jesus Christ, whose roots and trunks have never felt the sappy coagulant candle-wax, whose steam rises solely from the exhalation of leaf and beast and man, and never from the bang of the Stanley engine.”
“If, as Ballard believed, the painting is a window onto inner space then Sanders in the novel climbs through it, pulling aside a curtain of tinkling lianas and shimmering glass foliage to penetrate deep into the heart of the petrified forest.”
“The trail was wet and slippery, switchbacking upward through a tangle of ferns, lianas, epiphytes and cassias.”
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