ground ivy
noun Date: 14th century a trailing European mint (Glechoma hederacea) naturalized in North America with rounded leaves and purplish flowers

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  • Ground ivy — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground ivy — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground-ivy — and ● ivy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground ivy — ☆ ground ivy n. a creeping plant (Glechoma hederacea) of the mint family, with round, toothed leaves and blue flowers …   English World dictionary

  • ground ivy — šliaužiančioji tramažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Glechoma hederacea), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Glechoma hederacea angl. creeping charlic; field balm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground ivy — tramažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Glechoma). atitikmenys: lot. Glechoma angl. ground ivy; hay hove vok. Gundelrebe; Gundermann rus. будра lenk. bluszczyk …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • ground ivy — ground′ i′vy n. pln a creeping aromatic plant, Glechoma hederacea, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and clusters of small blue flowers • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground ivy — a creeping, aromatic plant, Glechoma hederacea, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and whorling clusters of small blue flowers. Also called gill over the ground. [1300 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground ivy — noun trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta • Syn: ↑alehoof, ↑field balm, ↑gill over the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground ivy — noun a creeping plant of the mint family, with bluish purple flowers. [Glechoma hederacea.] …   English new terms dictionary

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