Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Climbing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany: Climbing; ascending by attaching itself to a support in any manner. See climb, 3.
  • Performing the office of a tendril, as the petiole of Clematis.
  • In ornithology, same as scansorial, 2.

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

  • adjective Climbing.

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

  • adjective botany climbing, without obvious morphological adaptations.

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

  • adjective used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin scandēns, scandent-, present participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • At least 137 species of trees and shrubs occur here, 18 species of vine and scandent shrubs, and seven species of palms.

    South Florida rocklands

  • Notable plant species include tree ferns (Angiopteris evecta) with 9-meter-wide canopies in Moorean valleys and a scandent cliff-dwelling Metrosideros sp.

    Society Islands tropical moist forests

  • Description: Erect, decumbent or scandent perennial woody herb usually 0. 3-1 m high, occasionally to 2 m, usually with numerous ascending branches.

    Chapter 7

  • So did Pedro; who continued along the edge of the garden, leading us to a sheltered corner where the ground was covered by the dense foliage of a scandent vine.

    One River

  • The bushes were almost ten feet tall, scandent with small white flowers, red fruits like those of a barberry, and leaves of a brilliant yellowish green hue that set them apart from the other plants in the garden.

    One River

  • The bushes were almost ten feet tall, scandent with small white flowers, red fruits like those of a barberry, and leaves of a brilliant yellowish green hue that set them apart from the other plants in the garden.

    One River

  • Usually found growing around the malocas, it is a scandent vine with opposite leaves and small pink berries that are said to sweeten the brew.

    One River

  • So did Pedro; who continued along the edge of the garden, leading us to a sheltered corner where the ground was covered by the dense foliage of a scandent vine.

    One River

  • Usually found growing around the malocas, it is a scandent vine with opposite leaves and small pink berries that are said to sweeten the brew.

    One River

  • Curiously, after walking the hills along the road over the mountains toward the southern port of Jacmel, and the barren fields along the east coast as far as Anse-à-Veau, I found but a single specimen—a scandent shrub of Datura metel, at a house site in a small coastal village, planted, I was told, as a remedy for asthma.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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  • Adj. Climbing, as a vine.

    December 10, 2006