cypress vine

noun

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

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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

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First Known Use of cypress vine

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Cypress vine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cypress%20vine. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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