- a plant that clings to a surface and climbs by means of adventitious roots, as the ivy, Hedera helix.
Origin of root climber
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- any of various climbing plants, such as the ivy, that adhere to a supporting structure by means of small roots growing from the side of the stem