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Vine Meaning & Definition
Vine Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Vine?

[n] A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

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See Also | Actinidia arguta | Actinidia chinensis | Actinidia deliciosa | Actinidia polygama | Adlumia fungosa | allamanda | Allegheny vine | Amphicarpa bracteata | Amphicarpaea bracteata | Apios americana | Apios tuberosa | Aristolochia clematitis | Asparagus asparagoides | Australian pea | Barbados gooseberry | Barbados-gooseberry vine | Beaumontia grandiflora | birthwort | black bindweed | black bryony | blue pea | Bomarea edulis | Bomarea salsilla | bonavist | bougainvillea | bower actinidia | briar | brier | briony | bryony | bullbrier | butterfly pea | calabar-bean vine | Canavalia ensiformis | Canavalia gladiata | Carolina jasmine | catbrier | Centrosema virginianum | Chinese gooseberry | clematis | climbing boneset | climbing corydalis | climbing fumitory | climbing hemp-vine | climbing hempweed | Clitoria mariana | Clitoria turnatea | common ivy | confederate jasmine | coral pea | Corydalis claviculata | Delairea odorata | Derris elliptica | derris root | Dioscorea elephantipes | Dioscorea paniculata | Dipogon lignosus | dishcloth gourd | Dolichos lablab | Dolichos lignosus | earthnut pea | earth-nut pea | Easter lily vine | Egyptian bean | elephant's-foot | English ivy | evening trumpet flower | everlasting pea | Fumaria claviculata | Fumaria fungosa | Gelsemium sempervirens | German ivy | giant stock bean | goa bean | goa bean vine | gourd | gourd vine | greenbrier | groundnut | groundnut vine | Hardenbergia comnptoniana | heath pea | Hedera helix | hog peanut | hop | hops | horsebrier | Hottentot bread vine | Hottentot's bread vine | hyacinth bean | Indian bean | Indian potato | ivy | jack bean | jellow jessamine | kiwi | kiwi vine | kudzu | kudzu vine | Lablab purpureus | Lathyrus odoratus | Lathyrus tuberosus | luffa | Manila bean | Mikania scandens | moonseed | Nepal trumpet flower | Pachyrhizus erosus | Pachyrhizus tuberosus | passionflower | passionflower vine | Pereskia aculeata | Physostigma venenosum | potato bean | Psophocarpus tetragonolobus | Pueraria lobata | rag gourd | salsilla | sarsaparilla | Senecio milkanioides | silver vine | silvervine | smilax | Smilax rotundifolia | sponge gourd | squash | squash vine | star jasmine | strainer vine | sweet pea | sweetpea | sword bean | Tamus communis | tara vine | tortoise plant | Trachelospermum jasminoides | tracheophyte | tuba root | tuberous vetch | vascular plant | vetchling | Western Australia coral pea | wild bean | wild climbing hempweed | wild peanut | wild yam | winged bean | winged pea | wistaria | wisteria | wonder bean | yam | yam bean | yam plant | yellow jasmine

Vine In Webster's Dictionary

\Vine\, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.) (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. (b) 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; as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons, squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants. There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer. viii. 13. And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds. --2 Kings iv. 89. {Vine apple} (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger Williams. {Vine beetle} (Zo["o]l.), 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 {Colaspis} and {Anomala}. {Vine borer}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae] bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially {Sinoxylon basilare}, a small species the larva of which bores in the stems, and {Ampeloglypter sesostris}, a small reddish brown weevil (called also {vine weevil}), which produces knotlike galls on the branches. (b) A clearwing moth ({[AE]geria polistiformis}), whose larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often destructive. {Vine dragon}, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.] --Holland. {Vine forester} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of moths belonging to {Alypia} and allied genera, whose larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine. {Vine fretter} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera that injuries the grapevine. {Vine grub} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine. {Vine hopper} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. {Vine inchworm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine, especially {Cidaria diversilineata}. {Vine-leaf rooer} (Zo["o]l.), 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. {Vine louse} (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera. {Vine mildew} (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}. {Vine of Sodom} (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 {Apple}. {Vine sawfly} (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy ({Selandria vitis}) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters while feeding. {Vine slug} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly. {Vine sorrel} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Cissus acida}) related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is found in Florida and the West Indies. {Vine sphinx} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves. {Vine weevil}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Vine borer} (a) above, and {Wound gall}, under {Wound}.

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