woodbine

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noun wood·bine \ˈwu̇d-ˌbīn\

Definition of woodbine

  1. 1 :  any of several honeysuckles; especially :  a Eurasian twining shrub (Lonicera periclymenum)

  2. 2 :  virginia creeper

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Origin and Etymology of woodbine

Middle English wodebinde, from Old English wudubinde, from wudu wood + bindan to tie, bind; from its winding around trees


First Known Use: before 12th century

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