[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. suppertime,
  2. suppiluliumas i,
  3. supplant,
  4. supplantation,
  5. supple,
  6. supplely,
  7. supplement,
  8. supplemental,
  9. supplemental air,
  10. supplemental plumage

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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