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
A noticeable plant was a very large Viburnum, which has a liane-like habit and clambers up high trees.A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
The more wary had armed themselves with a liane, to which they fastened their victims by the gills.Indo-China and Its Primitive People | Henry Baudesson
"I think they'd fight, to the death, if Liane ordered them to," I replied thoughtfully.Priestess of the Flame | Sewell Peaslee Wright
The two planned to marry, after the war; but Liane had been struck by a flying fragment of shell, and wounded in the head.Everyman's Land | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Since then he spoke only to rave of Liane and Jean; how beautiful they had looked, lying dead before the wrecked altar.Everyman's Land | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for liana
any of various woody climbing plants mainly of tropical forests
- lianoid, adjective
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