woodbine

noun wood·bine \ ˈwu̇d-ˌbīn \

Definition of woodbine

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

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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


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