Other forms: vines

A vine is a plant that spreads by creeping along the ground or climbing up some kind of support. Grapes are one example of a vine, and ivy is another.

The famous children's book Madeline takes place "in an old house in Paris that was covered with vines." Vines naturally trail along or climb trees, fences, and houses. The root of vine means "wine," and the original definition was "plant bearing grapes for making wine."

Definitions of vine
  1. noun
    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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    a plant that tends to climb and on occasion can grow like a vine
    plant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seeds
    any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
    a plant of the genus Allamanda having large showy funnel-shaped flowers in terminal cymes
    Beaumontia grandiflora, Easter lily vine, Nepal trumpet flower
    evergreen woody twiner with large glossy leaves and showy corymbs of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers
    Trachelospermum jasminoides, confederate jasmine, star jasmine
    evergreen Chinese woody climber with shiny dark green leaves and intensely fragrant white flowers
    English ivy, Hedera helix, common ivy, ivy
    Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits
    Aristolochia clematitis, birthwort
    creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America
    any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions
    Barbados gooseberry, Barbados-gooseberry vine, Pereskia aculeata
    West Indian woody climber with spiny stems and numerous fragrant white flowers in panicles followed by small yellow to orange fruits
    Corydalis claviculata, Fumaria claviculata, climbing corydalis
    annual vine with decompound leaves and racemes of yellow and pink flowers
    Adlumia fungosa, Allegheny vine, Fumaria fungosa, climbing fumitory
    vine with feathery leaves and white or pinkish flowers; sometimes placed in genus Fumaria
    Delairea odorata, German ivy, Senecio milkanioides
    South African succulent evergreen twining climber with yellow flowers grown primarily as a houseplant for its foliage; sometimes placed in genus Senecio
    Mikania scandens, climbing boneset, climbing hemp-vine, climbing hempweed, wild climbing hempweed
    herb of tropical America having vanilla-scented flowers; climbs up trees
    yam, yam plant
    any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
    Dioscorea elephantipes, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, elephant's-foot, tortoise plant
    South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
    Dioscorea paniculata, wild yam
    having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
    Tamus communis, black bindweed, black bryony
    common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries
    gourd, gourd vine
    any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
    squash, squash vine
    any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
    briony, bryony
    a vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
    dishcloth gourd, luffa, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine
    any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
    Actinidia arguta, bower actinidia, tara vine
    climbing Asiatic vine having long finely serrate leaves and racemes of white flowers followed by greenish-yellow edible fruit
    Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi vine
    climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
    Actinidia polygama, silver vine, silvervine
    ornamental vine of eastern Asia having yellow edible fruit and leaves with silver-white markings
    passionflower, passionflower vine
    any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit
    hop, hops
    twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    Bomarea edulis, salsilla
    tropical vine having pink-and-yellow flowers spotted purple and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; West Indies to northern South America
    Bomarea salsilla, salsilla
    tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia
    Asparagus asparagoides, smilax
    fragile twining plant of South Africa with bright green flattened stems and glossy foliage popular as a floral decoration
    any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart-shaped leaves
    Smilax rotundifolia, briar, brier, bullbrier, catbrier, greenbrier, horse brier, horse-brier
    a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    Carolina jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, evening trumpet flower, yellow jasmine, yellow jessamine
    poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
    Physostigma venenosum, calabar-bean vine
    tropical African woody vine yielding calabar beans
    Amphicarpa bracteata, Amphicarpaea bracteata, hog peanut, wild peanut
    vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts
    Apios americana, Apios tuberosa, Indian potato, groundnut, groundnut vine, potato bean, wild bean
    a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
    Canavalia ensiformis, giant stock bean, jack bean, wonder bean
    annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage
    Canavalia gladiata, sword bean
    twining tropical Old World plant bearing long pods usually with red or brown beans; long cultivated in Orient for food
    Centrosema virginianum, butterfly pea
    large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
    Clitoria mariana, butterfly pea
    large-flowered wild twining vine of southeastern and central United States having pale blue flowers
    Clitoria turnatea, blue pea, butterfly pea
    vine of tropical Asia having pinnate leaves and bright blue flowers with yellow centers
    Derris elliptica, derris root, tuba root
    woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone
    Australian pea, Dipogon lignosus, Dolichos lignosus
    South African evergreen partly woody vine grown for its clusters of rosy purple flowers followed by edible pods like snap beans; also grown as green manure; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
    Hardenbergia comnptoniana, Western Australia coral pea
    vigorous climber of the forests of western Australia; grown for their dense racemes of attractive bright rose-purple flowers
    coral pea
    any of various Australian climbing plants of the genus Kennedia having scarlet flowers
    Dolichos lablab, Egyptian bean, Indian bean, Lablab purpureus, bonavist, hyacinth bean
    perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
    any of various small plants of the genus Lathyrus; climb usually by means of tendrils
    everlasting pea
    any of several perennial vines of the genus Lathyrus
    Lathyrus odoratus, sweet pea, sweetpea
    climbing garden plant having fragrant pastel-colored flowers
    Lathyrus tuberosus, earth-nut pea, earthnut pea, heath pea, tuberous vetch
    European herb bearing small tubers used for food and in Scotland to flavor whiskey
    Pachyrhizus erosus, yam bean
    Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils
    Pachyrhizus tuberosus, potato bean, yam bean
    twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
    Manila bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, goa bean, goa bean vine, winged bean, winged pea
    a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics
    Pueraria lobata, kudzu, kudzu vine
    fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States
    wistaria, wisteria
    any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria
    China fleece vine, Polygonum aubertii, Russian vine, silver lace vine
    twining perennial vine having racemes of fragrant greenish flowers; western China to Russia
    Mitchella repens, boxberry, partridgeberry, twinberry
    creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries
    soapberry vine
    tendril-climbing vine
    American bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, shrubby bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork
    twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    Celastric articulatus, Celastrus orbiculatus, Japan bittersweet, Japanese bittersweet, oriental bittersweet
    ornamental Asiatic vine with showy orange-yellow fruit with a scarlet aril; naturalized in North America
    Euonymus fortunei radicans, Euonymus radicans vegetus, evergreen bittersweet
    broad and bushy Asiatic twining shrub with pinkish fruit; many subspecies or varieties
    Thunbergia alata, black-eyed Susan, black-eyed Susan vine
    tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple center
    Bignonia capreolata, cross vine, quarter-vine, quartervine, trumpet flower
    woody flowering vine of southern United States; stems show a cross in transverse section
    any of numerous plants of the genus Convolvulus
    any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit
    any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowers
    a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
    Dichondra micrantha, dichondra
    a creeping perennial herb with hairy stems and orbicular to reniform leaves and small white to greenish flowers; used as a grass substitute in warm regions
    morning glory
    any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
    Glechoma hederaceae, Nepeta hederaceae, alehoof, field balm, gill-over-the-ground, ground ivy, runaway robin
    trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta
    Solanum crispum, potato tree
    hardy climbing shrub of Chile grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers; not a true potato
    Solanum commersonii, Uruguay potato, Uruguay potato vine
    South American potato vine
    Solanum jamesii, wild potato
    erect or spreading perennial of southwestern United States and Mexico bearing small pale brown to cream-colored tubers resembling potatoes
    Solanum jasmoides, potato vine
    copiously branched vine of Brazil having deciduous leaves and white flowers tinged with blue
    Solanum tuberosum, potato, white potato, white potato vine
    annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    Solanum wendlandii, giant potato creeper, potato vine
    vine of Costa Rica sparsely armed with hooklike spines and having large lilac-blue flowers
    Salpichroa organifolia, Salpichroa rhomboidea, cock's eggs
    weedy vine of Argentina having solitary white flowers followed by egg-shaped white or yellow fruit
    a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
    a woody climbing usually tropical plant
    grape, grape vine, grapevine
    any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
    Boston ivy, Japanese ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata
    Asiatic vine with three-lobed leaves and purple berries
    American ivy, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper, woodbine
    common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit
    pepper vine, true pepper
    any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper
    Araujia sericofera, cruel plant
    robust twining shrub having racemes of fragrant white or pink flowers with flat spreading terminal petals that trap nocturnal moths and hold them until dawn
    any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers
    Periploca graeca, silk vine
    deciduous climber for arches and fences having ill-scented but interesting flowers and poisonous yellow fruits; cultivated for its dark shining foliage; southeastern Europe to Asia Minor
    Sarcostemma acidum, haoma, soma
    leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink
    Vincetoxicum hirsutum, Vincetoxicum negrum, negro vine
    twining vine with hairy foliage and dark purplish-brown flowers
    Canada moonseed, Menispermum canadense, common moonseed, yellow parilla
    a woody vine of eastern North America having large oval leaves and small white flowers and purple to blue-black fruits
    Carolina moonseed, Cocculus carolinus
    woody vine of southeastern United States resembling the common moonseed but having red fruits
    any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
    Clematis baldwinii, Viorna baldwinii, pine hyacinth
    erect clematis of Florida having pink to purple flowers
    Clematis crispa, blue jasmine, blue jessamine, curly clematis, marsh clematis
    climber of southern United States having bluish-purple flowers
    Clematis lasiantha, pipestem clematis
    clematis of California
    Clematis ochreleuca, curly-heads
    shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
    Clematis tangutica, golden clematis
    Chinese clematis with serrate leaves and large yellow flowers
    Clematis texensis, scarlet clematis
    woody vine of Texas having showy solitary nodding scarlet flowers
    Clematis versicolor, leather flower
    woody vine of the southern United States having purple or blue flowers with leathery recurved sepals
    Clematis viorna, leather flower, vase vine, vase-fine
    scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals
    Clematis virginiana, devil's darning needle, old man's beard, virgin's bower
    common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
    Clematis vitalba, old man's beard, traveler's joy, traveller's joy
    vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
    Clematis verticillaris, mountain clematis, purple clematis, purple virgin's bower
    climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers
    legume, leguminous plant
    an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
    Allamanda cathartica, common allamanda, golden trumpet
    vigorous evergreen climbing plant of South America having glossy leathery foliage and golden yellow flowers
    Dipladenia boliviensis, Mandevilla boliviensis, white dipladenia
    shrubby climber having glossy leaves and white funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throats
    Chilean jasmine, Mandevilla laxa
    woody vine of Argentina grown as an ornamental for its glossy leaves and racemes of large fragrant funnel-shaped creamy-white flowers
    Epipremnum aureum, Scindapsus aureus, golden pothos, ivy arum, pothos
    evergreen liana widely cultivated for its variegated foliage
    any plant of the genus Monstera; often grown as houseplants
    often grown as a houseplant
    any of various tropical lianas of the genus Scindapsus
    Aristolochia durior, Aristolochia macrophylla, Dutchman's-pipe, pipe vine
    hardy deciduous vine having large leaves and flowers with the calyx tube curved like the bowl of a pipe
    Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia serpentaria, Virginia serpentary, Virginia snakeroot
    birthwort of the eastern United States woodlands
    Bougainvillea glabra, paper flower
    Brazilian vine that tends to flower continuously
    Agdestis, genus Agdestis
    a genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates
    Dioscorea alata, water yam, white yam
    grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
    Chinese yam, Dioscorea batata, cinnamon vine
    hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
    Dioscorea bulbifera, air potato
    yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
    Dioscorea trifida, cush-cush
    tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers
    Cucurbita pepo, autumn pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin vine
    a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
    Cucurbita pepo melopepo, summer squash, summer squash vine
    any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
    winter squash, winter squash plant
    any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
    Cucurbita foetidissima, Missouri gourd, buffalo gourd, calabazilla, prairie gourd, prairie gourd vine, wild pumpkin
    perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit
    Bryonia alba, devil's turnip, white bryony
    white-flowered vine having thick roots and bearing small black berries; Europe to Iran
    Bryonia dioica, red bryony, wild hop
    bryony having fleshy roots pale green flowers and very small red berries; Europe; North Africa; western Asia
    melon, melon vine
    any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
    Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, squirting cucumber, touch-me-not
    Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
    Lagenaria siceraria, bottle gourd, calabash
    Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
    Luffa cylindrica, loofah, vegetable sponge
    the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
    Luffa acutangula, angled loofah, sing-kwa
    loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics
    Momordica balsamina, balsam apple
    a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
    Momordica charantia, balsam pear
    tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit
    Passiflora edulis, granadilla, purple granadillo
    Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit
    Passiflora ligularis, granadilla, sweet granadilla
    considered best for fruit
    Passiflora quadrangularis, giant granadilla, granadilla
    tropical American passionflower yielding the large granadilla fruit
    Passiflora incarnata, maypop
    of southern United States; having an insipid berry the size of a hen egg
    Jamaica honeysuckle, Passiflora laurifolia, yellow granadilla
    West Indian passionflower; cultivated for its yellow edible fruit
    Passiflora mollissima, banana passion fruit
    cultivated for fruit
    Passiflora maliformis, sweet calabash
    West Indian passionflower with edible apple-sized fruit
    Passiflora foetida, love-in-a-mist, running pop, wild water lemon
    tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed
    European hop, Humulus lupulus, bine, common hop, common hops
    European twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors; cultivated in America
    American hop, Humulus americanus
    native American plant sometimes confused with the European hop
    Humulus japonicus, Japanese hop
    ornamental vine native to eastern Asia; cultivated for its variegated foliage
    Smilax aspera, rough bindweed
    creeping or climbing evergreen having spiny zigzag stems with shiny leaves and racemes of pale-green flowers; Canary Islands to southern Europe and Ethiopia and India
    Kennedia coccinea, coral vine
    prostrate or twining woody vine with small leathery leaves and umbels of red flowers; Australia and Tasmania
    Kennedia prostrata, running postman, scarlet runner
    hairy trailing or prostrate western Australian vine with bright scarlet-pink flowers
    Lathyrus latifolius, broad-leaved everlasting pea, perennial pea
    perennial climber of central and southern Europe having purple or pink or white flowers; naturalized in North America
    Lathyrus niger, black pea
    perennial of Europe and North Africa; foliage turns black in drying
    Lathyrus nissolia, grass vetch, grass vetchling
    annual European vetch with red flowers
    Indian pea, Lathyrus sativus, grass pea, khesari
    European annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere
    Lathyrus sylvestris, flat pea, narrow-leaved everlasting pea
    European perennial with mottled flowers of purple and pink; sometimes cultivated for fodder or as green manure
    Lathyrus vernus, spring vetch, spring vetchling
    bushy European perennial having nodding racemose violet-blue flowers
    Strongylodon macrobotrys, emerald creeper, jade vine
    vigorous Philippine evergreen twining liana; grown for spectacular festoons of green flowers that resemble lobster claws
    Japanese wistaria, Wisteria floribunda
    having flowers of pink to mauve or violet-blue
    Chinese wistaria, Wisteria chinensis
    having deep purple flowers
    American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens
    an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers
    Wisteria venusta, silky wisteria
    a wisteria of China having white flowers
    Cardiospermum grandiflorum, heartseed
    herbaceous vine of tropical America and Africa
    Cardiospermum halicacabum, balloon vine, heart pea
    woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America
    Convolvulus arvensis, field bindweed, wild morning-glory
    weakly climbing European perennial with white or pink flowers; naturalized in North America and an invasive weed
    Convolvulus scammonia, scammony
    twining plant of Asia Minor having cream-colored to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin
    Calystegia sepium, Convolvulus sepium, hedge bindweed, wild morning-glory
    common Eurasian and American wild climber with pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Convolvulus
    Cuscuta gronovii, love vine
    leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
    Ipomoea purpurea, common morning glory
    pantropical annual climbing herb with funnel-shaped blue, purple, pink or white flowers
    Ipomoea tricolor, common morning glory
    annual or perennial climbing herb of Central America having sky-blue flowers; most commonly cultivated morning glory
    Indian pink, Ipomoea quamoclit, Quamoclit pennata, cypress vine, star-glory
    tropical American annual climber having red (sometimes white) flowers and finely dissected leaves; naturalized in United States and elsewhere
    Ipomoea alba, belle de nuit, moonflower
    pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowers
    Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato, sweet potato vine
    pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
    Ipomoea fastigiata, Ipomoea panurata, man-of-the-earth, manroot, scammonyroot, wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine
    tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
    Ipomoea coccinea, red morning-glory, star ipomoea
    annual herb having scarlet flowers; the eastern United States
    Ipomoea leptophylla, man-of-the-earth
    a morning glory with long roots of western United States
    Ipomoea orizabensis, scammony
    tropical American morning glory
    Ipomoea pes-caprae, beach morning glory, railroad vine
    a prostrate perennial of coastal sand dunes Florida to Texas
    Ipomoea nil, Japanese morning glory
    annual Old World tropical climbing herb distinguished by wide color range and frilled or double flowers
    Ipomoea imperialis, imperial Japanese morning glory
    hybrid from Ipomoea nil
    climbing fern
    any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
    root climber
    a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots e.g. ivy
    Vitis labrusca, fox grape
    native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes
    Vitis rotundifolia, muscadine
    native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties
    Vitis vinifera, common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape
    common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
    Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrum, black pepper, common pepper, pepper, white pepper
    climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
    Piper longum, long pepper
    slender tropical climber of the eastern Himalayas
    Piper betel, betel, betel pepper
    Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
    Java pepper, Piper cubeba, cubeb, cubeb vine
    tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
    any of various mostly giant tropical lianas of Africa and Madagascar having greenish or purple flowers and long smooth pods; roots formerly used as an emetic
    honey plant
    a plant that furnishes nectar suitable for making honey
    Hoya carnosa, wax plant
    succulent climber of southern Asia with umbels of pink and white star-shaped flowers
    type of:
    tracheophyte, vascular plant
    green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms




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