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A pink-flowered climbing vine native to Mexico and the Caribbean, grown as an ornamental.
- ‘Numerous additional descriptive common names, including confederate vine, Mexican creeper, chain of love, love vine, pink vine, corallita and Queen's wreath.’
- ‘Honeysuckle, jasmine and the rose veil of corallita spread their fragrance across the islands, while closer to the ground still, tiny ernodea can be found hiding amongst the trees.’
- ‘Roosevelt says these vines are called corallita.’
- ‘A corallita vine with pink blooms grows along the walls.’
Late 19th century: from American Spanish coralito, diminutive of Spanish coral coral.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.