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  1. a twining plant stem, as of the hop.
  2. any bindweed.
  3. woodbine.
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Origin of bine

First recorded in 1720–30; variant of bind
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Examples from the Web for bine

Historical Examples

  • Vell, bine de great Jehosaphat, what for you'n make me deat?

    The Humors of Falconbridge

    Jonathan F. Kelley

  • This spiral is caused by the bine of honeysuckle or woodbine, and in some cases by wild hops.

    The Gamekeeper at Home

    Richard Jefferies

  • As it withers, the many-pointed leaf of the white bryony and the bine as it shrivels, in like manner, do their part.

    Nature Near London

    Richard Jefferies

British Dictionary definitions for bine


  1. the climbing or twining stem of any of various plants, such as the woodbine or bindweed
  2. any plant with such a stem
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Word Origin

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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