[kraws-vahyn, kros-]
  1. 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.

Origin of cross-vine

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cross-vine

Historical Examples of cross-vine

  • And within a few rods of the same spot I sat down more than once to take a long look at a cross-vine covering a dead hemlock.

  • The cross-vine (Bignonia), less freehanded, hung its showy bells out of reach in the treetops.

    A Florida Sketch-Book

    Bradford Torrey