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potato vine

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  1. a tender, woody Brazilian vine, Solanum jasminoides, of the nightshade family, having starlike, blue-tinged white flowers in clusters, grown as an ornamental.
  2. paradise flower.

Origin of potato vine

First recorded in 1765–75
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  • "Not when mistaken for potato-vine," she answered, yet her eyes were smiling at him.

    A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike

    Charles King

  • It's jest like a ribbon on a bonnet, or a blow on a potato-vine.

    Sevenoaks

    J. G. Holland

  • "I heard of a boy once who found a penny in the field, right under a potato-vine," said Walter.

  • The first brood of larvæ may be found on the potato-vine toward the latter end of June, and the second in August.