American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various climbing vines, especially a Mediterranean honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) having yellowish flowers.
- n. See Virginia creeper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common European honeysuckle, Lonicera Periclymenum, whence the name is more or less ex tended to other honeysuckles. L. grata, a species very similar to L. Periclymenum, is designated Ameri can woodbine. The name is also given to the Virginia creeper, Ampelopsis quinquefolia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Local, U. S., Local, U. S. A climbing plant having flowers of great fragrance (Lonicera Periclymenum); the honeysuckle.
- n. Local, U. S. The Virginia creeper. See Virginia creeper, under Virginia.
- n. common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit
- n. European twining honeysuckle with fragrant red and yellow-white flowers
- Middle English wodebinde, from Old English wudubinde : wudu, wood + binde, wreath (from bindan, to bind; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Curl inward here, sweet woodbine flow'r; — 'Companion of the lonely hour,”
“If I were him I'd be keeping my head down woodbine”
“The roses and woodbine planted around the door by her mother had formed a riotous, twining mat.”
“Damask roses—scarlet and white, yellow and cream—had been brought in from the garden and made into long garlands twined with wild woodbine.”
“Much that is called “woods” was about half as high as this, — only patches of shrub-oak, bayberry, beach-plum, and wild roses, overrun with woodbine.”
“She retreated by a gate which, leading to the road, was overhung by some wild rocky scenery, in which appeared a sort of artificial aperture, but it was rendered almost inaccessible from the unrestrained woodbine which covered it, and appeared formerly to have been a sort of arbour.”
“In the evening a walk was proposed; the path they took led to a rustic arbour, enclosed by bold rocky scenery, whose entrance was almost impeded by the profusion of woodbine which carelessly wantoned around it.”
“Were these MP's about during the time of rationing they would be selling ladys nylons out of a suitcase of a street corner, woodbine in the corner of the mouth and keeping an eye out for Dixon of the yard.”
“But in the innermost nook of this mighty remnant, and using for its lowly walls two sides of the ancient ashlar ones, stood a cot builded not over trimly of small wood, and now much overgrown with roses and woodbine.”
“When these were done, she took some needle – work from her basket, and sat herself down upon a stool beside the lattice, where the honeysuckle and woodbine entwined their tender stems, and stealing into the room filled it with their delicious breath.”
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