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.) (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]

There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer. viii. 13. [1913 Webster]

And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds. --2 Kings iv. 89. [1913 Webster]

{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.) (a) 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. (b) 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.] --Holland.

{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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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