Meaning of VINE in English

— vineless , adj. — vinelike , adj.

/vuyn/ , n.

1. any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers.

2. the stem of any such plant.

3. a grape plant.

[ 1250-1300; ME vi ( g ) ne vinea vine(yard), equiv. to vin ( um ) WINE + -ea, fem. of -eus -EOUS ]

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