supplejack
noun Date: circa 1725 any of various woody climbers having tough pliant stems; especially a southern United States vine (Berchemia scandens) of the buckthorn family

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  • supplejack — [sup′əljak΄] n. ☆ 1. a twining, woody, North American vine (Berchemia scandens) of the buckthorn family, with tough stems, greenish white flowers, and dark purple fruit 2. a) a tropical American woody vine (Paullinia curassavica) of the soapberry …   English World dictionary

  • supplejack — /sup euhl jak /, n. 1. a strong, pliant cane or walking stick. 2. any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks. [1715 25; SUPPLE + JACK1] * * * ▪ plant       any of various woody climbing plants with pliant …   Universalium

  • supplejack — noun Any of various North American vines that have supple stems …   Wiktionary

  • supplejack — noun a climbing plant with tough, supple stems. [Berchemia scandens (N. America), Paullinia plumieri (tropical America), and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • supplejack — sup·ple·jack …   English syllables

  • supplejack — /ˈsʌpəldʒæk / (say supuhljak) noun 1. a strong, pliant cane or walking stick. 2. any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks. 3. a tree of inland Australia, Ventilago viminalis. {supple + jack1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • supplejack — n. any of various strong twining tropical shrubs, esp. Berchemia scandens. Etymology: SUPPLE + JACK(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ventilago viminalis — Taxobox name = Supplejack regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rhamnaceae genus = Ventilago species = V. viminalis binomial = Ventilago viminalis binomial authority = Ventilago viminalis ,… …   Wikipedia

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