woodbine

noun
wood·​bine | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌbīn How to pronounce woodbine (audio) \

Definition of woodbine

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

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First Known Use of woodbine

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for woodbine

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

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The first known use of woodbine was before the 12th century

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“Woodbine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodbine. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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