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Boston ivy

noun
1.
a climbing woody vine, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of the grape family, native to eastern Asia and grown in North America as a wall covering.
Also called Japanese ivy.
Origin of Boston ivy
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for Boston ivy

Boston ivy

noun
1.
the US name for Virginia creeper (sense 2)
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