[ bahyn ]
/ baɪn /


a twining plant stem, as of the hop.
any bindweed.

Origin of bine

First recorded in 1720–30; variant of bind Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bine


/ (baɪn) /


the climbing or twining stem of any of various plants, such as the woodbine or bindweed
any plant with such a stem

Word Origin for bine

C19: variant of bind
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Word Origin and History for bine



"climbing stem, flexible shoot of a shrub," 1727, from a dialectal form of bind (n.).

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