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woodbine

[woo d-bahyn] /ˈwʊdˌbaɪn/
noun
1.
any of several climbing vines, as a European honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, or the Virginia creeper of North America.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English wodebinde, Old English wudubind, equivalent to wudu wood1 + bind binding; see bind
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  • Sycamore grew by the door, with a woodbine wreathing around it.
British Dictionary definitions for woodbine

woodbine

/ˈwuːdˌbaɪn/
noun
1.
a honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, of Europe, SW Asia, and N Africa, having fragrant creamy flowers
2.
American woodbine, a related North American plant, L. caprifolium
3.
(US) another name for Virginia creeper (sense 1)
4.
(Austral, obsolete, slang) an Englishman
Word Origin
sense 4 from the English brand of cigarettes so named
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Word Origin and History for woodbine
n.

Old English wudubinde, a climbing plant, from wudu "wood" (see wood (n.)) + binde "wreath," related to bind (v.). Used of various climbing plants on three continents.

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