supplejack

noun

sup·​ple·​jack ˈsə-pəl-ˌjak How to pronounce supplejack (audio)
 also  ˈsü-
: any of various woody climbers having tough pliant stems
especially : a southern U.S. vine (Berchemia scandens) of the buckthorn family

Examples of supplejack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rattan vine or supplejack - Berchemia scandens. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 28 Aug. 2022 Chef Monique Fiso leads the way and points out edible wild plants, including peppery horopito, asparagus-tasting pirita (supplejack) and sweet purple fuchsia berries. Jill K. Robinson, National Geographic, 2 July 2019

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Word History

Etymology

supple entry 1 + the personal name Jack

Note: For the use of the name Jack to denote a range of roles and objects, see jack entry 1.

First Known Use

circa 1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supplejack was circa 1725

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“Supplejack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supplejack. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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