Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as passion-flower.

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Examples

  • No mortal artist could have planned that mysteriously beautiful profusion of flowers -- lily and violet, rose and oleander, palm-tree and passion-vine, and the olive branches and orange blossoms interlacing in the moon-light above them.

    Beth Woodburn

  • A dark porch, half hidden by a passion-vine, that drooped sorrowful, mournful, as though it understood.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • I knew where the passion-vine had dropped golden globes of fruit during the night — and I knew well where the cool figs, rimy with the early dew, were bursting with scarlet sweetness.

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • He walked away to get the tobacco, and Mrs. Taylor sat where she was, under the verandah just in sight of the corner of the paddock where a small patch was railed off from the rest, with a white-flowering passion-vine growing luxuriantly over the slim fence which surrounded it.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • Delicate ferns and dew-gemmed pitcher-plants would quiver there, and the spikes of the many-coloured gladioli would thrust from the earth like spears; and the sweet-scented clematis and the passion-vine would trail and blossom in rose and white and purple on the edges of the kloofs and gorges, every stem and leaf and bud and blossom growing and rejoicing in the balmy breeze and the glorious

    The Dop Doctor

  • There was a little silence, broken only by the mad twitter of nesting linnets in the passion-vine overhead.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories

  • Petunias run about, embracing everybody, and mignonnette gives itself up to the pleasure of living, and my passion-vine is clearly seeking for more worlds to conquer.

    Gardening by Myself

  • The spider crawled across the grey wall; across the glow from the vanished sun; across a coil of a dead passion-vine, that strayed loose through the floor; across the classic shapes of a great cartoon drawn in chalks upon the dull rugged surface of stone.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • I wonder what Jehoiakim did with the mealy-bug on his passion-vine, and if he had any way of removing the scale-bug from his African acacia?

    Backlog Studies

  • There is another tendriled plant, the passion-vine; and this has a cirrus or tendril quite of a different kind from that we have just examined.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 Volume 18, New Series, September 11, 1852

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