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vine

[vahyn]
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noun
  1. any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers.
  2. the stem of any such plant.
  3. a grape plant.
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Origin of vine

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French vi(g)ne < Latin vīnea vine(yard), equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ea, feminine of -eus -eous
Related formsvine·less, adjectivevine·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vine

vine

noun
  1. any of various plants, esp the grapevine, having long flexible stems that creep along the ground or climb by clinging to a support by means of tendrils, leafstalks, etc
  2. the stem of such a plant
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Derived Formsvined, adjectivevineless, adjectivevinelike, adjectiveviny, adjective

Word Origin

C13: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine

Vine

noun
  1. Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell
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Word Origin and History for vine

n.

c.1300, from Old French vigne, from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek, Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Hebrew yayin, Ethiopian wayn); probably ultimately from a lost Mediterranean language word *w(o)in- "wine." The European grape vine was imported to California via Mexico by priests in 1564.

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Idioms and Phrases with vine

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