from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of woody vines having disklike tips on the tendrils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of about 10 species of woody climbing vines, closely related to Ampelopsis and belonging to the grape family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. woody vines having disklike tips on the tendrils
Sorry, no etymologies found.
On the left is a poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) with its characteristics 3 leaves, in the center and to the right is a Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) with its characteristics 5-leaflet leaves and covering the ground is the English ivy (Hedera helix).
Still out front and walking over to the northeast corner, where the stand of tall Loblolly Pines, Pinus taeda hold court, a Viginia Creeper vine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia shows its fall splendor.
Vine Parthenocissus himalayana and clematis Clematis montana are also common and other low altitude trees include maple Acer campbellii and whitebeam Sorbus cuspidata.
(Parthenocissus cuspidata) trips the light fantastic on the meringue into the basic Hollandaise for a sensuously pale yellow, fluffy concoction that's fun to eat.