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

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Examples of cypress vine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scramble of Alyssium, begonia, black-eyed Susan, cardinal, chrysanthemum, corropsis, cypress vine, daisy, primrose, lady’s mantle, lobelia, marigold, nasturtium, runner bean, sedum, sunflower, thyme and tomato creates clusters of red, yellow, gold, green, purple, white and pink., 9 Aug. 2020 Ipomoea quamoclit is the cypress vine or cardinal climber. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2021 Ipomoea Quamoclit The cypress vine grows from 6 to 25 feet in a beautiful scarlet color. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 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, 10 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cypress vine was in 1819

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“Cypress vine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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