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vine

noun \ ˈvīn \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of vine

1 a :a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground; also :the stem of such a plant
b :any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing
2 :grape 2

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Origin and Etymology of vine

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine


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vine

verb

Definition of vine

vined; vining
intransitive verb
:to form or grow in the manner of a vine

First Known Use of vine

1796


VINE Defined for English Language Learners

vine

noun

Definition of vine for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)


VINE Defined for Kids

vine

noun \ ˈvīn \

Definition of vine for Students

:a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

vinelike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective


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