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woodbine

[ wood-bahyn ]
/ ˈwʊdˌbaɪn /
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noun
any of several climbing vines, especially those of genera Lonicera of the honeysuckle family and Parthenocissus of the grape family.
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Origin of woodbine

First recorded before 900; Middle English wodebind(e), Old English wudubind, wudebinde, equivalent to wudu “wood” + bind “binding”; see origin at wood1, bind
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British Dictionary definitions for woodbine

woodbine
/ (ˈwuːdˌbaɪn) /

noun
a honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, of Europe, SW Asia, and N Africa, having fragrant creamy flowers
American woodbine a related North American plant, L. caprifolium
US another name for Virginia creeper (def. 1)
Australian obsolete, slang an Englishman

Word Origin for woodbine

sense 4 from the English brand of cigarettes so named
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