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1A climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant of the grape family.
climbing plant, trailing plantView synonyms
- ‘Cut three or four grapevine lengths, depending on the thickness of the vine for each pumpkin as a handle.’
- ‘Plant quick-growing vines, such as morning glory or hyacinth bean, around the outside of the lattice.’
- ‘You can plant your vine to climb a trellis, arbor, pergola, or fence.’
- ‘Most of the vines are white grape varieties thought to be likely to fare better in the Scarborough climate.’
- ‘Actually the first vines planted in Orange were Merlot.’
- ‘The vines are related to the Serbian Smederevka variety and the plant produces large copper coloured fruit.’
- ‘She also warned vine growers that certain grape varieties may also freeze.’
- ‘Yet wine is an inescapable part of the landscape too, ever since the Spanish conquistadores started planting their first vines in the 16th century.’
- ‘He was a vine of the Lord's planting, a choice vine, a noble vine, wholly good.’
- ‘Most are vines or climbing plants, but some are herbs as well.’
- ‘However, crown gall of vines lives inside the vine itself and so is spread at planting.’
- ‘It is best to plant a vine at least 12 inches away from a house foundation.’
- ‘The couple planted the 5,100 vines with their own hands on land where raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and other soft fruit grew.’
- ‘You don't say when you planted the vines, but if they had not had time to take hold, the dry spring and early summer may have been a factor.’
- ‘Like its cultivated successors, the wild vine is a climbing plant which needs to grow up some support.’
- ‘Growers are making their own wine, or planting superior vines for their quality rather than for the quantity they will deliver.’
- ‘He wrote another book about the ways plants grow and climb, and he worked out that the tendril climbers, like the vine or the passionflower, are the most evolved.’
- ‘The large marble fireplace, which was engraved with the images of climbing vines, still retained its blackened cinders.’
- ‘When the Romans first planted vines here, beehives were everywhere.’
- 1.1 Used in names of climbing or trailing plants of other families, e.g., potato vine.
- ‘Moon vine has earned its name from the way its flowers gleam in the moonlight or any other type of reflected light.’
- ‘I have planted a Russian vine with supporting trellis to screen the view from the climbing frame and trampoline.’
- ‘In addition to these, a laceleaf Japanese maple, a vine maple, blue oat grass, and other ornamentals cover the berm.’
- ‘The aim of this work was to assess the fertility and breeding potential of the triploid and aneuploid hybrids with a view to developing an improved vine cactus crop.’
- 1.2 The slender stem of a trailing or climbing plant.
- ‘Plant vines along a chain link fence to soften the look and add privacy to your garden.’
- ‘Create privacy screens by planting fast-growing annual vines up trellises around your patio.’
- ‘The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring.’
- ‘She plants tender climbing vines such as wisteria and sweet peas so they can cling to the warm stone walls.’
- ‘The spider plants spilled their vines over the window sill, green and golden in the evening light, then turning grey as it grew darker.’
- ‘Plant a clematis vine 2 to 3 feet away from your climbing rose and train them to grow together for an extended flowering display.’
- ‘All the surrounding high-rises are screened out with clematis and honeysuckle vines on the perimeter fence.’
- ‘She simply inserts the pins in the soil so they straddle the ivy vine and keep it headed the right direction.’
- ‘And poison ivy vines grow so muscular I mistook them for the reaching arms of big oak trees.’
- ‘Drive them into the soil near the base of a plant and the vines instinctively latch onto them.’
- ‘Honeysuckle vines and climbing roses nearly conceal the fence, but like a lace curtain, allow light and air to pass.’
- ‘Make a bamboo or twig tepee for your kids, and cover it with an annual vine such as scarlet runner bean.’
- ‘Although often banished to the suburban mailbox, vines are wonderfully versatile plants.’
- ‘Many species of native shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants were observed along hedgerows.’
- ‘Petunias, vinca vine, blue lobelia and alyssum all filled out quickly to cover the box.’
- ‘Snapdragon vine, a plant with arrowhead-shaped leaves and dark red or bluish purple flowers with a yellow center, scrambles over some of the shrubs.’
- ‘You could do this with a vine such as Carolina jessamine or Confederate jasmine.’
- ‘At the base of each leg she planted seeds for morning glory vines.’
- ‘At the rear of the garden is a large lily pool, backed with a pergola laden with gnarled wisteria vines.’
- ‘Fast growing vines like hops or scarlet runner beans do the job in record time.’
2vinesUS informal Clothes.‘the hip got their vines at Wolmuth's on Market Street’
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin vinea ‘vineyard, vine’, from vinum ‘wine’.
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