Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of twining shrubs, of about eight species, natives of eastern Asia and members of the family Ternstrœmiaceæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit

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Examples

  • Hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta), a native to China, Russia, Korea, is being cultivated in the Northwest with great success.

    Farmers Markets

  • Hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta), a native to China, Russia, Korea, is being cultivated in the Northwest with great success.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • Hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta), a native to China, Russia, Korea, is being cultivated in the Northwest with great success.

    At the Market: Hardy Kiwi

  • Hardy kiwi (actinidia arguta), a native to China, Russia, Korea, is being cultivated in the Northwest with great success.

    At the Market: Hardy Kiwi

  • Two recommendable woody twiners of recent distribution are the actinidia and the akebia, both from Japan.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Very soon one finds himself deeply interested in these random and detached pictures, and almost before he is aware he finds that he has rounded off the corners of the house, made snug little arbors of wild grapes and clematis, covered the rear fence and the outhouse with actinidia and bitter-sweet, and has thrown in dashes of color with hollyhocks, cannas, and lilies, and has tied the foundations of the buildings to the greensward by low strands of vines or deft bits of planting.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

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