\ ˈbīn How to pronounce bine (audio) \

Definition of bine

: a twining stem or flexible shoot (as of the hop) also : a plant (such as woodbine) whose shoots are bines

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Hop bines, this climbing plant’s long, vine-like stems, now cover at least seven acres in the county. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "If this isn’t hop country, why is San Diego harvesting a bumper crop?," 19 Aug. 2019 This year, wind has damaged some of his bines — the vine-like body of the plant that produces the cones used for bitterness and aroma in beer. Tonia Moxley,, "Virginia grower beats the heat of the hops harvest," 8 Aug. 2019 Use string, paper twine, coir (made from the fiber of coconut husk) or anything that the bines can grip well. Kym Pokorny,, "How do you grow your own hops for home brewing?," 7 Jan. 2018 Wrap the bines, or elongated stems, in a clockwise direction around the climbing support to train the plant. Kym Pokorny,, "How do you grow your own hops for home brewing?," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bine

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bine

alteration of bind entry 2

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The first known use of bine was in 1707

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