Definition of supplejack in US English:



  • Either of two New World twining plants.

    a plant of the Caribbean and tropical America (Paullinia plumieri, family Sapindaceae)

    a tall North American climber (Berchemia scandens, family Rhamnaceae)

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’