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[vahyn] /vaɪn/
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.
Origin of vine
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French vi(g)ne < Latin vīnea vine(yard), equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ea, feminine of -eus -eous
Related forms
vineless, adjective
vinelike, adjective
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  • vine vigorous and hardy, producing average to good crops, often subject to mildew.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • If the vine clings to the cedar, the connection is but mechanical.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • vine vigorous, usually hardy but subject to injury in severe seasons, moderately productive to productive.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Newchwang was long on the vine at that very moment, but he did not get that.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • Significant then, that he worshipped "the viol, the violet, and the vine" of Poe.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for vine

vine

/vaɪn/
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
Derived Forms
vined, adjective
vineless, adjective
vinelike, adjective
viny, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine

Vine

/vaɪn/
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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