- a twining plant stem, as of the hop.
- any bindweed.
Origin of bine
First recorded in 1720–30; variant of bind
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Examples from the Web for bine
Vell, bine de great Jehosaphat, what for you'n make me deat?The Humors of Falconbridge
Jonathan F. Kelley
This spiral is caused by the bine of honeysuckle or woodbine, and in some cases by wild hops.The Gamekeeper at Home
As it withers, the many-pointed leaf of the white bryony and the bine as it shrivels, in like manner, do their part.Nature Near London
- the climbing or twining stem of any of various plants, such as the woodbine or bindweed
- any plant with such a stem
C19: variant of bind
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Word Origin and History for bine
"climbing stem, flexible shoot of a shrub," 1727, from a dialectal form of bind (n.).
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