from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface.
- noun The stem of such a plant.
- noun A grapevine.
- noun Grapevines considered as a group.
- intransitive verb To form or develop like a vine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A climbing plant with a woody stem, the fruit of which is known as the grape; a grape-vine: often called specifically the vine. It is of the genus Vitis, and of numerous species and varieties, the primary species being the V. vinifera of the Old World. See
- noun Any plant with a long slender stem that trails on the ground, or climbs and supports itself by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing any fixed thing with its tendrils or claspers: as, the hop-vine; the vines of melons.
- noun A plant of Jamaica, Forsteronia floribunda of the Apocynaceæ, yielding an excellent caoutchouc
- noun Aspidiotus uvæ, a small, round, inconspicuous scale occurring on grapecanes in the United States; also. A. vitis, a closely allied species occurring in Europe.
- noun The grape-vine filbert-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-coryloides, a rounded mass of galls 1½ or 2 inches in diameter, springing from a common center, and composed of from ten to forty woolly greenish galls, the larger ones the size and shape of a filbert
- noun The grape-vine tomato-gall of Lasioptera vitis, a mass of irregular succulent swellings on the leaf-stalks of the vine, yellowish-green with rosy cheeks, or sometimes entirely red.
- noun The grape-vine apple-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-pomum, a globular, fleshy, greenish gall, nearly an inch in diameter, attached by a rough base to the stem of the vine
- noun The leaf-gall of the above-ground form of
- noun Sesia polistiformis, a small hornet-moth whose larva bores in the roots of the vine.
- noun Vitis Labrusca, the northern fox-grape of America. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
- noun Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper
- noun (Bot.) a small kind of squash.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of the grapevine. Among the more important species are the grapevine fidia (see
Fidia), the spotted Pelidnota(see Rutilian), the vine fleabeetle ( Graptodera chalybea), the rose beetle (see under Rose), the vine weevil, and several species of Colaspisand Anomala.
- noun (Zoöl.) A clearwing moth (
Ægeria polistiformis), whose larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often destructive.
- noun [Obs.] an old and fruitless branch of a vine.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of moths belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose larvæ feed on the leaves of the grapevine.
- noun (Zoöl.) a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera that injuries the grapevine.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of insect larvæ that are injurious to the grapevine.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of leaf hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
Erythroneura vitis. See Illust.of Grape hopper, under Grape.
- noun (Zoöl.) the larva of any species of geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine, especially
- noun (Zoöl.) a small moth (
Desmia maculalis) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black, spotted with white.
- noun (Zoöl.) the phylloxera.
- noun (Bot.) a fungous growth which forms a white, delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the vitality of the surface. The plant has been called
Oidium Tuckeri, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing stage of an Erysiphe.
- noun (Bot.) a plant named in the Bible (Deut. xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under
- noun (Zoöl.) a small black sawfiy (
Selandria vitis) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the grapevine. The larvæ stand side by side in clusters while feeding.
- noun (Zoöl.) the larva of the vine sawfly.
- noun (Bot.) a climbing plant (
Cissus acida) related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is found in Florida and the West Indies.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of hawk moths. The larvæ feed on grapevine leaves.
- noun (Zoöl.) See Vine borer (a) above, and Wound gall, under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun the
climbingplant that produces grapes
- noun any plant of the genus
- noun US by extension, any similar climbing or
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- noun a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"Burdened vine" seems a trifle obscure -- why _burdened vine_?
His remark that the term vine must refer to some plant of the habit of a vine is conclusive against the claims of all the plants hitherto identified with the vine of
The cane of the vine is then taken into the house, if it has been wintered outside, and carefully trained to the rafter, the part next the ground being still kept wrapped round with hay bands, and the hole stopped close round the stem, so as to prevent the vine receiving any check from the cold of the external air.
These produce natural arbours, rendered often still more compact by the assistance of an annual creeping plant which we call a vine, that never fails to entwine itself among their branches, and always produces a very desirable shade.
Good works are the children of the new nature, the products of our union with Christ, as the fruitfulness of the vine is the product of its union with the root.
The vine of Sodom always thought might refer to Cucumis calocynthis, which is bitter end powders inside; the term vine would scarcely be given to any but a trailing or other plant of the habit of a vine. "
The grape vine is climbing up the berry tree and the blackberry is having a pissing contest with something hideous from the neighbour's side of the fence about who has the biggest brambles.
I love anything with strawberies, but I agree with your grandma, that eating them straight from the vine is one of life's greatest pleasures!
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