from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of Clematis or virgin's-bower, C. Viticella, of southern Europe, a handsome cultivated vine.
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But they had good fun, walking about the island, and going into the green vine-bower now and then to get out of the sun, which was very hot.
I took her by the hand, and led her to the garden, into the vine-bower, and said, Thou mayest depend on me: there is no hour when, if thou wert to utter a wish, I would hesitate for a moment.