Nepeta Glechoma
Ivy I"vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers. [1913 Webster]

Direct The clasping ivy where to climb. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{American ivy}. (Bot.) See {Virginia creeper}.

{English ivy} (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy proper ({Hedera helix}).

{German ivy} (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of {Senecio} ({Senecio scandens}).

{Ground ivy}. (Bot.) Gill ({Nepeta Glechoma}).

{Ivy bush}. (Bot.) See {Mountain laurel}, under {Mountain}.

{Ivy owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barn owl.

{Ivy tod} (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson.

{Japanese ivy} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ampelopsis tricuspidata}), closely related to the Virginia creeper.

{Poison ivy} (Bot.), an American woody creeper ({Rhus Toxicodendron}), with trifoliate leaves, and greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the touch for most persons.

{To pipe in an ivy leaf}, to console one's self as best one can. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{West Indian ivy}, a climbing plant of the genus {Marcgravia}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Nepeta Glechoma — Gill Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. Each Jack with his Gill. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}); called also {gill over the ground}, and other like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nepeta Glechoma — Alehoof Ale hoof ([=a]l h[=oo]f ), n. [AS. h[=o]fe ground ivy; the first part is perh. a corruption: cf. OE. heyhowe hedgehove, ground ivy, in old MSS. heyhowe, heyoue, haihoue, halehoue. Prior.] Ground ivy ({Nepeta Glechoma}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nepeta Glechoma — Cat s foot Cat s foot, n. (Bot.) A plant ({Nepeta Glechoma}) of the same genus with catnip; ground ivy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glechoma hederacea — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Glechōma — (G. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Labiatae Nepeteae, 14. Kl. 1. Ordn. L., neuerdings unter Nepeta u. Stachys gestellt; Art außer mehreren inländischen: G. hederacea (Nepeta glechoma), mit kriechendem wurzelndem Stängel, kleinen blauen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Glechoma hederacea —   Hiedra terrestre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Glechoma hederacea — Gundermann Gundermann (Glechoma hederacea) Systematik Unterklasse: Asternähnliche (Asteridae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nepeta — Nepeta …   Wikipédia en Français

  • NEPETA CATARIA L. - КОТОВНИК КОШАЧИЙ, КОШАЧЬЯ МЯТА — см. 816. Многолетнее растение. N. cataria L. К. кошачий, Кошачья мята Sp. pl. (1753) 570. Эф. масл. раст. 3 (1937) 280. Павлов (1947). Guenther 3 (1949) 434. Gildemeister, Hoffmann 7 (1961) 91. Иванова, Шаворская (1963) 26. S y n. N. vulgaris Lam …   Справочник растений

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