vine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine Date: 14th century 1. grape 2 2. a. a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground; also the stem of such a plant b. any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing II. intransitive verb (vined; vining) Date: 1796 to form or grow in the manner of a vine

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