virginia-creeper

Virginia creeper

noun
a climbing plant, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of the grape family, native to North America, having palmate leaves, usually with five leaflets, and bluish-black berries.
Also called American ivy, ivy vine.


Origin:
1660–70, Americanism

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Virginia creeper
 
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1.  American ivy, Also called (US): woodbine a vitaceous woody vine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of North America, having tendrils with adhesive tips, bluish-black berry-like fruits, and compound leaves that turn red in autumn: widely planted for ornament
2.  Also called: Japanese ivy, US name: Boston ivy a similar related plant, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of SE Asia, having trilobed leaves and purple berries

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