AskDefine | Define vine

Dictionary Definition

vine n : weak-stemmed plant that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

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English

Etymology

vigne, from vinea

Pronunciation

  • , /vaɪn/, /vaIn/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪn

Noun

  1. the climbing plant that produces grapes
  2. any plant of the genus Vitis
  3. by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant

Derived terms

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Translations

climbing plant that produces grapes
  • Chinese:
  • Dutch: wijnstok
  • French: vigne
  • German: Rebe, Weinrebe
  • Greek: άμπελος
  • Ido: vito
  • Italian: vite
  • Japanese: (つる, tsuru)
  • Korean: 덩굴 (deonggul), 넝쿨 (neongkul)
  • Portuguese: videira, parreira , vinha
  • Spanish: vid
  • Telugu: తీగ (teega)
any plant of the genus Vitis
  • Finnish: viiniköynnös
any similar climbing or trailing plant

See also

French

Pronunciation

Verb form

vine
  1. first-, third-person singular indicative present of viner
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of viner
  3. second-person singular imperative of viner

Romanian

Noun

vine f|p
  1. Plural of vână veins

Verb

vine

Spanish

Verb

es-verb-form venir

Extensive Definition

A vine is any plant of genus Vitis (the grape plants) or, by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant. The word, derived from Latin vīnea, referred to the grape-bearing variety. The modern extended sense is restricted to North American English, which uses grapevine to refer to the grape-bearing Vitis species. (British English tends to use climber to refer to the broader category, including, for example, ivy.)
This article uses the term vine in its broader, North American sense.

References

See also

vine in German: Kletterpflanze
vine in Spanish: Trepadora
vine in Basque: Mahatsondo
vine in French: Plante grimpante
vine in Lithuanian: Vijoklis
vine in Dutch: Klimplant
vine in Japanese: つる植物
vine in Quechua: Lluq'aq yura

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

algae, autophyte, bean, bittersweet, bracken, brown algae, clematis, climber, conferva, confervoid, creeper, dewberry, diatom, fern, fruits and vegetables, fucus, fungus, grape, grapevine, green algae, greenbrier, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, honeysuckle, hop, ivy, jasmine, kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, moss, mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte, phytoplankton, planktonic algae, plant families, poison ivy, puffball, pulse, red algae, rockweed, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, smut, succulent, toadstool, trumpet creeper, vetch, wisteria, wort, wrack
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