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1ivy

noun \ˈī-vē\

: a plant that has long stems and that often grows on the outsides of buildings

plural ivies

Full Definition of IVY

1
:  a widely cultivated ornamental climbing or prostrate or sometimes shrubby chiefly Eurasian vine (Hedera helix) of the ginseng family with evergreen leaves, small yellowish flowers, and black berries
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often capitalized :  an Ivy League college

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Origin of IVY

Middle English, from Old English īfig; akin to Old High German ebah ivy
First Known Use: before 12th century

2ivy

adjective

Definition of IVY

1
:  academic
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Origin of IVY

from the prevalence of ivy-covered buildings on the campuses of older United States colleges
First Known Use: 1933

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