One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of tropical and subtropical climbing plants with tough, supple stems.
a tall North American climber (Berchemia scandens, family Rhamnaceae).
a plant of the Caribbean and tropical America (Paullinia plumieri, family Sapindaceae).
an Australasian plant (Ripogonum scandens, family Liliaceae).
- ‘Greenbrier vines and a vine known as supplejack climb over some of the vegetation.’
- ‘Another use of the forest was to make swings utilising the supplejack vines growing up the trees.’
- ‘Vines attractive for fruit include supplejack, zone 6; Virginia creeper, zone 4; and grape, zone 3, depending on species.’
- ‘People used to make crayfish pots out of interlaced supplejack and Number 8 wire - that nearly universal Kiwi solution to construction problems.’
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