[ suhp-uh l-jak ]
/ ˈsʌp əlˌdʒæk /


a strong, pliant cane or walking stick.
any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks.

Origin of supplejack

First recorded in 1715–25; supple + jack1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for supplejack

/ (ˈsʌpəlˌdʒæk) /


a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
any of various other vines with strong supple stems
US a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica

Word Origin for supplejack

C18: from supple + jack 1
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