tara vine

tara vine

[tahr-uh, tar-uh]
noun
a leafy, woody vine, Actinidia arguta, of Japan and eastern Asia, having white flowers and yellowish, sweet, edible fruit.

Origin:
apparently misapplication of Japanese tara(-no-ki) name for Aralia elata, an araliaceous shrub

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tara vine

noun
climbing Asiatic vine having long finely serrate leaves and racemes of white flowers followed by greenish-yellow edible fruit [syn: bower actinidia
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