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cypress vine

a tropical American vine, Ipomoea quamoclit (or Quamoclit pennata), of the morning glory family, having finely divided leaves and tubular scarlet flowers.
Origin of cypress vine
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What meant that long green mound stretching at my side, that broken shaft, twined with the cypress vine?

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • She had a cypress vine planted this year, on one side, and a moon vine on the other.

British Dictionary definitions for cypress vine

cypress vine

a tropical American convolvulaceous climbing plant, Ipomoea pennata, having finely divided compound leaves and scarlet or white tubular flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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