cypress vine


Definition of cypress vine

: a tropical American annual vine (Ipomoea quamoclit synonym Quamoclit pennata) of the morning-glory family with usually red or white tubular flowers and finely dissected leaves

Illustration of cypress vine

Illustration of cypress vine

Examples of cypress vine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ipomoea Quamoclit The cypress vine grows from 6 to 25 feet in a beautiful scarlet color. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "18 Summer Flowers That Can Take The Heat," 27 July 2016 Or being smothered by cypress vine, one of the few plants that truly loved my garden and showed it by covering every surface, including chairs, tables, a huge smoker and a grill. Leslie Eaton, idahostatesman, "A transplant learns to love her hot, scratchy garden | Idaho Statesman," 10 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cypress vine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cypress vine

1819, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cypress vine

Time Traveler for cypress vine

Time Traveler

The first known use of cypress vine was in 1819

See more words from the same year

Statistics for cypress vine

Cite this Entry

“Cypress vine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on cypress vine Encyclopedia article about cypress vine

Comments on cypress vine

What made you want to look up cypress vine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!