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climbing plantclimbing plant,
any plant that in growing to its full height requires some support. Climbing plants may clamber over a support (climbing rose), twine up a slender support (hop, honeysuckle), or grasp the support by special processes such as adventitious aerial roots (English
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 or trailing plant. The grapegrape,
common name for the Vitaceae, a family of mostly climbing shrubs, widespread in tropical and subtropical regions and extending into the temperate zones. The woody vines, or lianas, climb by means of tendrils, which botanically are adaptations of terminal buds.
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 is often called "the vine." See also lianaliana
or liane
, name for any climbing plant that roots in the ground. The term is most often used for the woody vines that form a characteristic part of tropical rain-forest vegetation; they are sometimes also called bushropes or simply vines.
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What does it mean when you dream about a vine?

Dreaming about a growing vine can relate to our fruitfulness as individuals, or to our family lineage. Vines can also be plants that grow up and choke us. The dream might also be alluding to the expression “to whither on the vine.”

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A plant having a stem that is too flexible or weak to support itself.
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A plant whose stem is not self-supporting.
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gives nourishment to branches or followers. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 107; N.T.: John 15:5]
See: Christ
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1. any of various plants, esp the grapevine, having long flexible stems that creep along the ground or climb by clinging to a support by means of tendrils, leafstalks, etc.
2. the stem of such a plant
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A mobile video sharing app that takes six-second videos for posting on Facebook and Twitter. Vine was founded in 2012 and acquired by Twitter that same year. The first app debuted in 2013 for the iPhone and iPod touch. In late 2016, Twitter announced that Vine would be shut down, but a Version 2 (Vine V2) was expected to take its place. In 2018, V2 was postponed. See Twitter and TikTok. See also VINES.
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There is something about a flowering, festooning vine that adds a touch of nostalgia to the garden, and whether it clambers up a trellis, over an arbor, or adorns a fence, a flowering vine invariably softens the landscape.
Ms Vine is said to have told pals she hoped to make up and called the Camerons "some of our dearest friends".
Only 13 of the 40 brands posted to Vine During the third quarter of 2015, down from 21 In the first quarter of this year, Tubular found.
Vine's new update has created a big buzz on social media and was greeted with mixed reviews from users; some finding it practical to be integrated in the Apple Watch, while others are doubtful of watching 6-second looping videos on a tiny screen.
All of this means that he's been noticed by some of the world's major companies, and can now make a whopping PS12,000 for a sponsored Vine.
According to TechCrunch, Now users don't have to be logged in to Vine on the web to surf through these channels or featured Vine videos.
Vine is a video app by Twitter that allows you to capture and share short videos (6 seconds or less).
Recently, he used a family trip to Disney World to express his Vine creativity: His annoyed face can be seen in one while on the theme park's "It's a Small World'' ride.
Vine, 54, was shown to be on PS700,000 to PS749,999 a year, while Newsnight host Maitlis was earning less than PS150,000.
In contrast with the typical stem anatomy of self supporting plants, many vine species exhibit variations in their stem cambia, or secondary tissues, which offer them an increased flexibility to prevent stem breakage and an ability to quickly repair vascular interruptions (Dobbins & Fisher, 1986; Carlquist, 1991; Fisher & Ewers, 1991; Jongkind & Hawthorne, 2005).
The most common question Vine is asked is how he refrains from giving his opinion on his Radio 2 debate show, which he has hosted for nine years after replacing Jimmy Young in 2003, in another episode in the book.