Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any species of dodder (Cuscuta).

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Examples

  • In pleasant weather the children roamed over the country, hunting berries and nuts, drinking sugar-water, tying knots in love-vine, picking the petals from daisies to the formula

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • A love-vine, sentimentally named parasite, was starting its curling way over one of the shrubs; the moss was tinted with new green; and blue and white and purple violets showed their saucy faces here and there in patches, scattered with bits of the straight dark-green of the spears of the star of Bethlehem leaves which made a contrast for the lighter color of the violet foliage.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • Once the puppy tripped over a love-vine, and getting his front paws painfully entangled yelped sharply for assistance.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • In pleasant weather the children roamed over the country, hunting berries and nuts, drinking sugar-water, tying knots in love-vine, picking the petals from daisies to the formula "Love me-love me not," always accompanied by one or more, sometimes by half a dozen, of their small darky followers.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • Somers got in too much of the love-vine, which has such an awful twist; or it may be he wanted to play a joke on some of our family for being jealous and wanting to get him caught by Mr. Painter -- whatever it was, that medicine had an awful power and did even more than he said it would.

    Hollow Tree Nights and Days

  • Ladybank roses overlapped honeysuckle vines over long sections of its rough-hewn pickets, while woodbine and clematis locked arms for the passage of the amorous love-vine, that lay its yellow rings in tangled masses here and there according to its own sweet will.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • Page 158 that was throwing its tendrils over the dividing-fence between her home and her neighbor's - a romance as devoid of visible leaf or blossom as the vermicelli-like love-vine that spread its yellow tangle over certain vine-clad sections of it - she gave no sign of such consciousness by the slightest deviation from her ordinary routine.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • Indian-shot and wound with orange masses of love-vine.

    The Cavalier

  • "Well, they were so anxious about it that he began next morning, and sent out different ones for different things -- special kinds of roots, and several sorts of very twisty things, such as grape-vine clingers, and honeysuckle, and a great lot of love-vine -- that yellow stuff that winds about everything and can choke even a ragweed to death.

    Hollow Tree Nights and Days

  • "You are a love-vine that must have something to grow upon.

    Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel

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