See also: Ivy and -ivý

EnglishEdit

 
Ivy growing near and climbing up trees.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ivi, from Old English īfiġ, from Proto-West Germanic [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *ibahs (compare West Flemish iefte, Low German Eiloov, Ieloof, German Efeu), from Proto-Indo-European *(h₁)ebʰ- (compare Welsh efwr (black elder), Ancient Greek ἴφυον (íphuon, spike-lavender, Lavandula Spica)).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: īʹvē, IPA(key): /ˈaɪvi/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪvi

NounEdit

ivy (countable and uncountable, plural ivies)

  1. Any of several woody, climbing, or trailing evergreen plants of the genus Hedera.
  2. Any similar plant of any genus.

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HyponymsEdit

  • (plants in Hedera): See Hedera.

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