any of various usually woody vines that may climb as high as the tree canopy in a tropical forest.
- Also li·ane [lee-ahn]. /liˈɑn/.
- li·a·noid, adjective
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How to use liana in a sentence
Mamoon and his second wife, liana, hope it will revive his reputation, and “prompt the reissuing of his books in forty languages.”
To an extent, such ambitions are complementary, yet liana is not interested in “extreme biography.”
He then slaps and punches another woman, liana Kanelli, from the Communist Party, across the face—three times.
The “Baavian-touw” (Anglice, “baboon-rope”) is a species of climbing plant, or liana, with long stems and heart-shaped leaves.The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
Unless, as Norris had conjectured, he had swung himself over the bank by the means of some liana.The Voodoo Gold Trail | Walter Walden
Nowhere, so far as the forest followed the stream, was there a loose liana near the bank on either side.The Voodoo Gold Trail | Walter Walden
Doors and windows may be made of wickerwork of liana, of split cabbage palm, or of a frame of sticks thatched with palm leaves.The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras | Thomas William Francis Gann
All this framework is firmly bound together by means of ropes of liana (fig. 7).The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras | Thomas William Francis Gann
British Dictionary definitions for liana
any of various woody climbing plants mainly of tropical forests
- lianoid, adjective
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