liana


li·a·na

noun \lē-ˈä-nə, -ˈa-\

Definition of LIANA

:  any of various usually woody vines especially of tropical rain forests that root in the ground

Variants of LIANA

li·a·na also li·ane \-ˈän, -ˈan\

Origin of LIANA

French liane
First Known Use: 1796

liana

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of various long-stemmed, woody vines, especially of tropical rain forests, that are rooted in the soil and climb or twine around other plants as they grow upward. Lianas often form a tangled network, up to 330 ft (100 m) high, around and among the trees that support them.

Variants of LIANA

liana or liane

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