Boston ivy

noun

: a woody Asian vine (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) of the grape family typically having 3-lobed leaves

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Boston ivy was circa 1900

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“Boston ivy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston%20ivy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Boston ivy

noun

Bos·​ton ivy
ˌbȯ-stən-
: a woody Asian vine that is related to the grape, has leaves with three lobes, and often grows over walls
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