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supplejack

[suhp-uh l-jak] /ˈsʌp əlˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a strong, pliant cane or walking stick.
2.
any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; supple + jack1
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supplejack

/ˈsʌpəlˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
2.
a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
3.
a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
4.
any of various other vines with strong supple stems
5.
(US) a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica
Word Origin
C18: from supple + jack1
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