Definitions

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  • n. Archaic form of liana.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A luxuriant woody plant, climbing high trees and having ropelike stems. The grapevine often has the habit of a liane. Lianes are abundant in the forests of the Amazon region.

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Examples

  • I'm gonna quote JudgeJudy on this one, "liane" is a 'dingbat'

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  • The liane Dregea schimperi (Asclepiadaceae), common in the drier type of montane forest of this ecoregion is widespread in the mountains of East Africa.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • Moist mesophytic forest predominates, although swamp forest, marsh forest, liane forest, savanna forest and mountain savanna forest is distinguished.

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname

  • Description: Extensively climbing evergreen liane or spreading bush.

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  • Description: Climbing deciduous liane with thick foliage.

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  • The liane is cut, warmed in water to avoid snapping then sold in rings as ropes.

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  • Description: A scrambling shrub or liane to 5 m or more with long shoots, rarely standing on its own.

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  • For example, the alkaloid D - tubocurarine, extracted from a liane, Chondradendron tomentosum, is widely used as a muscle relaxant in surgery.

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  • It is furnished with hard spikes like prickles, and its oblong leaves are like those of the common creeper (liane;) its stalk is straight, long, shining, and hard, and it runs up along the reeds: its root is spungy, and sometimes as large as one's head, but more long than round.

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  • At two o'clock in the afternoon the buccaneers pushed through a thicket of liane and green cane, and debouched quite suddenly upon the barren hilltop facing San Lorenzo Castle.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

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