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NOUN (1)

1. common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit;
[syn: Virginia creeper, American ivy, woodbine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ivy \I"vy\, n.; pl. Ivies. [AS. [imac]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Hedera (Hedera helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers. [1913 Webster] Direct The clasping ivy where to climb. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere. --Milton. [1913 Webster] American ivy. (Bot.) See Virginia creeper. English ivy (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy proper (Hedera helix). German ivy (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of Senecio (Senecio scandens). Ground ivy. (Bot.) Gill (Nepeta Glechoma). Ivy bush. (Bot.) See Mountain laurel, under Mountain. Ivy owl (Zool.), the barn owl. Ivy tod (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson. Japanese ivy (Bot.), a climbing plant (Ampelopsis tricuspidata), closely related to the Virginia creeper. Poison ivy (Bot.), an American woody creeper (Rhus Toxicodendron), with trifoliate leaves, and greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the touch for most persons. To pipe in an ivy leaf, to console one's self as best one can. [Obs.] --Chaucer. West Indian ivy, a climbing plant of the genus Marcgravia. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virginia \Vir*gin"i*a\, n. One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] Virginia cowslip (Bot.), the American lungwort (Mertensia Virginica). Virginia creeper (Bot.), a common ornamental North American woody vine (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), climbing extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also woodbine, and American ivy. [U. S.] Virginia fence. See Worm fence, under Fence. Virginia nightingale (Zool.), the cardinal bird. See under Cardinal. Virginia quail (Zool.), the bobwhite. Virginia reel, an old English contradance; -- so called in the United States. --Bartlett. Virginia stock. (Bot.) See Mahon stock. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

American \A*mer"i*can\ ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), a. [Named from Americus Vespucius.] 1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the United States. "A young officer of the American navy." --Lyell. [1913 Webster] American ivy. See Virginia creeper. American Party (U. S. Politics), a party, about 1854, which opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power. Native american Party (U. S. Politics), a party of principles similar to those of the American party. It arose about 1843, but soon died out. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

American ivy n 1: common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish- black berrylike fruit [syn: Virginia creeper, American ivy, woodbine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia]