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cypress vine

a tropical American vine, Ipomoea quamoclit (or Quamoclit pennata), of the morning glory family, having finely divided leaves and tubular scarlet flowers.
Origin of cypress vine
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What meant that long green mound stretching at my side, that broken shaft, twined with the cypress vine?

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • She had a cypress vine planted this year, on one side, and a moon vine on the other.

British Dictionary definitions for cypress vine

cypress vine

a tropical American convolvulaceous climbing plant, Ipomoea pennata, having finely divided compound leaves and scarlet or white tubular flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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