American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface.
- n. The stem of such a plant.
- n. A grapevine.
- n. Grapevines considered as a group: products of the vine.
- v. To form or develop like a vine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A climbing plant with a woody stem, the fruit of which is known as the grape; a grape-vine: often called specifically the vine. It is of the genus Vitis, and of numerous species and varieties, the primary species being the V. vinifera of the Old World. See grape and Vitis.
- n. Any plant with a long slender stem that trails on the ground, or climbs and supports itself by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing any fixed thing with its tendrils or claspers: as, the hop-vine; the vines of melons.
- n. A plant of Jamaica, Forsteronia floribunda of the Apocynaceæ, yielding an excellent caoutchouc
- n. Aspidiotus uvæ, a small, round, inconspicuous scale occurring on grapecanes in the United States; also. A. vitis, a closely allied species occurring in Europe.
- n. The grape-vine filbert-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-coryloides, a rounded mass of galls 1½ or 2 inches in diameter, springing from a common center, and composed of from ten to forty woolly greenish galls, the larger ones the size and shape of a filbert
- n. The grape-vine tomato-gall of Lasioptera vitis, a mass of irregular succulent swellings on the leaf-stalks of the vine, yellowish-green with rosy cheeks, or sometimes entirely red.
- n. The grape-vine apple-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-pomum, a globular, fleshy, greenish gall, nearly an inch in diameter, attached by a rough base to the stem of the vine
- n. The leaf-gall of the above-ground form of Phylloxera vastatrix.
- n. Sesia polistiformis, a small hornet-moth whose larva bores in the roots of the vine.
- n. Vitis Labrusca, the northern fox-grape of America. See Vitis.
- n. the climbing plant that produces grapes
- n. any plant of the genus Vitis
- n. US by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
- n. Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper
- n. a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
- Old French vigne, from Latin vinea (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīnea, from feminine of vīneus, of wine, from vīnum, wine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Burdened vine" seems a trifle obscure -- why _burdened vine_?”
“His remark that the term vine must refer to some plant of the habit of a vine is conclusive against the claims of all the plants hitherto identified with the vine of”
“The cane of the vine is then taken into the house, if it has been wintered outside, and carefully trained to the rafter, the part next the ground being still kept wrapped round with hay bands, and the hole stopped close round the stem, so as to prevent the vine receiving any check from the cold of the external air.”
“These produce natural arbours, rendered often still more compact by the assistance of an annual creeping plant which we call a vine, that never fails to entwine itself among their branches, and always produces a very desirable shade.”
“Good works are the children of the new nature, the products of our union with Christ, as the fruitfulness of the vine is the product of its union with the root.”
“The vine of Sodom always thought might refer to Cucumis calocynthis, which is bitter end powders inside; the term vine would scarcely be given to any but a trailing or other plant of the habit of a vine. ”
“The grape vine is climbing up the berry tree and the blackberry is having a pissing contest with something hideous from the neighbour's side of the fence about who has the biggest brambles.”
“I love anything with strawberies, but I agree with your grandma, that eating them straight from the vine is one of life's greatest pleasures!”
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“The orchid involved, Vanilla planifolia, grows as a thin vine twisting its way around host trees.”
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