woodbine

See also: Woodbine

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From wood +‎ bine.

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woodbine (plural woodbines)

  1. Any of several climbing vines, especially the honeysuckle and the Virginia creeper
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i]:
      URSULA. The pleasant'st angling is to see the fish
      Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
      And greedily devour the treacherous bait:
      So angle we for Beatrice; who even now
      Is couched in the woodbine coverture.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter II
      Bob gave the man fair warning. Told him if he ever prowled around his home again he'd better come a–fogging; the man took a chance and now he's where the woodbine twineth and the whangdoodle mourneth for its mate.
    1. Species of Lonicera (honeysuckle), particularly:
      1. Lonicera periclymenum, European honeysuckle, common honeysuckle
      2. Lonicera xylosteum, European fly honeysuckle, dwarf honeysuckle, fly woodbine
    2. Species of Parthenocissus, particularly:
      1. Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper
      2. Parthenocissus tricuspidata, Japanese creeper, Boston ivy
      3. Parthenocissus vitacea, now Parthenocissus inserta, thicket creeper, false Virginia creeper, grape woodbine
    3. Clematis virginiana, devil's darning needle
    4. Gelsemium sempervirens, yellow jessamine

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