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an oak/vine/spinach etc leaf (=a leaf from a specific plant or tree)
▪ Vine leaves stuffed with rice is a typical Greek dish.
▪ One is a scene apparently in a vineyard, since grapes are growing on the vine stems.
▪ If the quota's exceeded, growers could be forced to stop planting new vines.
▪ She divided the jonquils into clusters and planted them under the vines, and behind the jonquils, the ferns.
▪ Q: We planted grape vines more than 10 years ago.
▪ He planted a dead vine branch, then said a prayer for an early harvest.
▪ Better yet, we could start a vineyard, plant the vines ourselves, begin it from the ground.
▪ The fine talk in the sessions about love and understanding, give and take, began to wither on the vine.
▪ The department itself would wither on the vine.
▪ It is unforgivable to leave it to wither on the vine.
wither on the vine
▪ He has recreated the mood of his beloved Provence in a lyrical mural of clustered vines.
▪ I get beautiful vines and flowers, but eventually the flowers fall off and the stems turn brown and dry up.
▪ Leaves brushed my face, a vine touched my arm and made me jump.
▪ The south side of the cut dips down into a beautiful hollow of vines, all but the lowest locations being ideally situated.
▪ Within days of the first autumn frosts a large brown patch of vines can be seen growing out from this area.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Vine \Vine\, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See Wine, and cf. Vignette.] (Bot.)

  1. Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.

  2. Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper; as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons, squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants. There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer. viii. 13. And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds. --2 Kings iv. 89. Vine apple (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger Williams. Vine beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of the grapevine. Among the more important species are the grapevine fidia (see Fidia), the spotted Pelidnota (see Rutilian), the vine fleabeetle ( Graptodera chalybea), the rose beetle (see under Rose), the vine weevil, and several species of Colaspis and Anomala. Vine borer. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae] bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially Sinoxylon basilare, a small species the larva of which bores in the stems, and Ampeloglypter sesostris, a small reddish brown weevil (called also vine weevil), which produces knotlike galls on the branches.

    2. A clearwing moth ( [AE]geria polistiformis), whose larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often destructive.

      Vine dragon, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]

      Vine forester (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of moths belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine.

      Vine fretter (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera that injuries the grapevine.

      Vine grub (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine.

      Vine hopper (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of leaf hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially Erythroneura vitis. See Illust. of Grape hopper, under Grape.

      Vine inchworm (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine, especially Cidaria diversilineata.

      Vine-leaf rooer (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ( Desmia maculalis) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black, spotted with white.

      Vine louse (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera.

      Vine mildew (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white, delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the vitality of the surface. The plant has been called Oidium Tuckeri, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing stage of an Erysiphe.

      Vine of Sodom (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (
      --Deut. xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under Apple.

      Vine sawfly (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy ( Selandria vitis) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters while feeding.

      Vine slug (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly.

      Vine sorrel (Bot.), a climbing plant ( Cissus acida) related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is found in Florida and the West Indies.

      Vine sphinx (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves.

      Vine weevil. (Zo["o]l.) See Vine borer (a) above, and Wound gall, under Wound.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "plant which bears the grapes from which wine is made," from Old French vigne "vine, vinyard" (12c.), from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o- "wine," an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek, Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (Hebrew yayin, Ethiopian wayn); probably ultimately from a lost Mediterranean language word *w(o)in- "wine." From late 14c. in reference to any plant with a long slender stem that trails or winds around. The European grape vine was imported to California via Mexico by priests in 1564.


n. 1 the climbing plant that produces grapes 2 any plant of the genus ''Vitis'' 3 (context US English) by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant


n. weak-stemmed plant that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface


A vine ( Latin vīnea "grapevine", "vineyard", from vīnum "wine") in the narrowest sense is the grapevine ( Vitis), but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent (that is, climbing) stems or runners. The word also can refer to such stems or runners themselves, for instance when used in wicker work.

In the United Kingdom, the term "vine" applies almost exclusively to the grapevine. The term "climber" is used for all climbing plants.

Vine (demon)

In demonology, Vine (also known as vain) is an Earl and also a King of Hell, commanded by Satan. He is known to be the trickiest, deadliest demon. He has the power to take one's soul without permission. Though according to spiritual teachings, one demon must ask permission from Satan before taking a soul, and Satan must get permission from God. He can tell present, past and future, discover witches and hidden things, create storms and make the water rough by means of these storms, bring down walls and build towers.

This demon is portrayed as a lion holding a snake in his hand and riding a black horse.

The etymology of his name seems to be stemming from the Latin word 'vinea', vine, which is also the name given to an ancient war machine made of wood and covered with leather and branches, used to overthrow walls.

Other spellings: Viné, Vinea.

Vine (surname)

Vine is a surname, and may refer to

  • Barbara Vine, pseudonym of Ruth Rendell
  • Carl Vine
  • David Vine
  • Fred Vine, a geologist who co-authored a critically important paper in the 1960s on continental drift
  • Ian Vine
  • Jeremy Vine
  • Joseph Vine
  • Rowan Vine
  • Stella Vine
  • Tim Vine
  • William Edwin Vine was an English Biblical scholar, theologian and writer, most famous for Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words.
Vine (disambiguation)

A vine is typically the grapevine (Vitis), but can refer more generally to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or climbing stems or runners.

Vine or Vines may also refer to:

Vine (service)

Vine is a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Users' videos are published through Vine's social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter. Vine's app can also be used to browse through videos posted by other users, along with groups of videos by theme, and trending, or popular, videos. While Vine enjoys the support of Twitter, it competes with others such as Instagram and Mobli. As of December 2015 Vine has 200 million active users.

Usage examples of "vine".

But certain it is that Netherlandish illumination, in its border foliages, after the taste for the larger vine and acanthus leaf had superseded the ivy, the drawing is studiously sculpturesque.

The glass was as fine as anything that Ryan had ever seen, cut with patterns of intertwined acanthus and vine leaves.

In the hard red light of dawn the leaves and vines dandled in the current seemed to deliquesce, to be runoff streams of dye, matter adrip into meltwater.

At the edge of the woods, the tall stems of goldenrod, low masses of blue ageratum, black-eyed Susans, and lavender asters, all tangled with binding vines of pink morning glory just closing its flowers.

I believe you when you say that this spirit, named Amel by the two witches who could see him and hear him -- Maharet and Mekare -- exists now in all of us, his mysterious body, if we may call it that, having grown like a rampant vine to blossom in every Blood Hunter who is made by another, right on up to the present time.

Careful not to step on the pumpkin vine, Amelle walked into the middle of the garden where the cabbage plants grew.

Ivy round her glimmering ancle, Vine about her glowing brow, Never sure was bride so beauteous, Daphne, chosen nymph, as thou!

Philip leaned back against the arbour, watching the grosbeak as it hunted food between a tomato vine and a day lily.

He told me that there are 387 arpents of grain, vines, woods and open meadows.

For the same reason, artichokes in Italy are sold with their stems and outer leaves, tomatoes are still attached to their vines, and zucchini are displayed with their flowers intact.

Lucrezia enjoyed my surprise, and I told her that I was not astonished at being more moved by this than by the vines of Tivoli and Frascati.

When the hunters tired of fishing, and when they wearied of crossing the sand-dunes and the glaring, shimmering beachglaring and shimmering on every fine day of summer-to poke off the mussels and spear the butterfish and groper, they pushed through the Ceratopetalums and the burrawangs, and, following the tortuous bed of the principal creek amid the ferns and the moss and the vines and the myrtles, gradually ascending, they entered the sub-tropical patch where the ferns were huge and lank and staghorns clustered on rocks and trees, and the beautiful Dendrobium clung, and the supplejacks and leatherwoods and bangalow palms ran up in slender height, and that pretty massive parasite-the wild fig-made its umbrageous shade, as has been written.

From a wiry old woman with mud-brown skin, he mastered the botanical secrets of the land, learning how to make curare from strychnos vines, malarial prophylaxes from cinchona bark, barbasco insect repellent, and a topical painkiller from waxy red genipa berries.

Bracken fern, rank and tall, Chorizema and snake vine, Bauera with the always blooming pink flowerets, and Tetratheca, with the layer of tangled twigs, made the going difficult.

It was seldom now that a visiting carriage came dri vine through the water-filled bawn to cleanse its wheels before the return journey.