Definition of quarter-vine in English:

quarter-vine

noun

rare
  • A vine of south-eastern North America, Bignonia capreolata (family Bignoniaceae), having a stem that readily splits into quarters because of a distinctive pattern of growth, with the xylem and phloem divided into four divisions; also called cross-vine.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette.