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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
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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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