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vine / vīn/ • n. a climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant of the grape family. • Vitis and other genera, family Vitaceae. ∎  used in names of climbing or trailing plants of other families, e.g., potato vine. ∎  the slender stem of a trailing or climbing plant. DERIVATIVES: vin·y adj.

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vine in Christian iconography, the vine sometimes stands for Jesus Christ, in allusion to John 15:1 and 15:5. A vine is also the emblem of St Vincent of Saragossa.

The word is recorded from Middle English and comes via Old French from Latin vinea ‘vineyard, vine’ from vinum ‘wine’.

See also fruit of the vine.

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vine

vine Plant with a long, thin stem that climbs rocks, plants and supports. To aid their climb, vines develop modifications such as tendrils, disc-like holdfasts, adventitious roots and runners. Examples are tropical liana, wild grape, and morning glory.

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vine XIII. — OF. vine, (also mod.) vigne :- L. vīnea vineyard, vine, sb. use of fem. of vīneus pert. to wine, f. vīnum WINE.

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vine

vine,climbing plant or trailing plant. The grape is often called "the vine." See also liana.

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vine

vine. See vignette.

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vine

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