Origin of ivied

First recorded in 1765–75; ivy + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for ivied

Historical Examples of ivied

  • He could look down on its twisted chimneys and ivied walls as he sat.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • Philip paused a while at the corner, by the ivied cottage, admiring it silently.

  • A little snow is sifted lightly on branch, and grass, and ivied wall.

  • He crossed the lawn and turned into the Long Walk by the ivied walls.

    The Secret Garden

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • The hooting and wheeling of the old owls in the ivied tower was a link of life.

    Turns of Fortune

    Mrs. S. C. Hall

British Dictionary definitions for ivied


  1. covered with ivy
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