woodbine

play
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

Illustration of woodbine

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

Learn More about woodbine


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up woodbine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!