from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of woody climbing plants, natural order Berberidaceæ, of China and Japan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any plant of the genus Akebia, especially the invasive plant Akebia quinata


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  • Actinidia, akebia, wistaria, roses, dutch-man's pipe, and clematis are to be recommended; the large-flowered clematises, however, are more valuable for their bloom than for their foliage (_C. paniculata, _ and the native species are better for covering porches).

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The akebia has very neat-cut foliage, quaint purple flowers, and often bears ornamental fruit.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

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

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • These may have twinning stems (akebia) or they may climb using their leaf stalks (clematis), or coiling tendrils (passionflower). - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • We love the understated quality of her work, which incorporates subtle surface decoration and natural elements like handles made from Japanese akebia vine.

    The Kitchn

  • Use with extreme caution where there are deficient-Yin conditions since akebia strongly promotes urination.

    Find Me A Cure

  • Some include akebia (mu tong); pyrrosia flower (shi wei); plantago seed (che qian zi); dianthus herb (qu mai); lygodium spore (hai jin shu);

    Letha's Asian Health Secrets


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