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cross-vine

[ kraws-vahyn, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌvaɪn, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun

a climbing or creeping woody vine, Bignonia capreolata, of the bignonia family, having yellow-red trumpet-shaped flowers and a stem that shows a crosslike arrangement in cross section.

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Origin of cross-vine

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-vine

cross vine

noun

a woody bignoniaceous vine, Bignonia capreolata, of the southeastern US, having large trumpet-shaped reddish flowers
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