Virginia creeper


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Virginia creeper

n.
A North American climbing vine (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) having palmately compound leaves with five leaflets and bluish-black berries. Also called woodbine.

Virginia creeper

n
1. (Plants) Also called (US): American ivy or woodbine a vitaceous woody vine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of North America, having tendrils with adhesive tips, bluish-black berry-like fruits, and compound leaves that turn red in autumn: widely planted for ornament
2. (Plants) Also called: Japanese ivy a similar related plant, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of SE Asia, having trilobed leaves and purple berries. US name: Boston ivy

Virgin′ia creep′er


n.
a North American climbing plant, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of the grape family, having palmate leaves, usu. with five leaflets, and bluish black berries.
[1660–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.Virginia creeper - common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruitVirginia creeper - common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-black berrylike fruit
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
genus Parthenocissus, Parthenocissus - woody vines having disklike tips on the tendrils
Translations

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Then she swayed, lost her balance, stumbled, staggered, and fell, sliding down over the sun-baked roof and crashing off it through the tangle of Virginia creeper beneath-- all before the dismayed circle below could give a simultaneous, terrified shriek.
Nevertheless, when Diana and the other girls had rushed frantically around the house--except Ruby Gillis, who remained as if rooted to the ground and went into hysterics--they found Anne lying all white and limp among the wreck and ruin of the Virginia creeper.
The front door walk is bordered with quahog clam-shells -- `cow-hawks,' Janet calls them; there is Virginia Creeper over the porch and moss on the roof.
The south front is one-storied, a long series of rooms opening one into the other, and the walls are covered with virginia creeper.
It was a broad low stucco house, with a Virginia creeper growing over it.
The low sun is fiery and yet cold behind the monastery ruin, and the Virginia creeper on the Cathedral wall has showered half its deep-red leaves down on the pavement.
It stood immediately behind a lamppost, and I could not but notice that a love-lock of Virginia creeper was trailing almost to the step, and that the bow-window on the ground floor was closely shuttered.
The difference between a Virginia Creeper and a Boston Ivy lies in the shape of their leaves - the former has five leaflets on each leaf stalk, the latter is a single maple-shaped leaf.
o A living wall of flowering Virginia Creeper ivy mitigates the impact on the public storm sewer by holding and slowly releasing storm water from the green roof.
To address problems of invasive exotic plant species, the community has worked with Friends of A1A and spent more than $100,000 to remove Brazilian pepper trees and Virginia creeper vines near the community.
The annual Trail Days festival draws thousands of tourists to Damascus for an event celebrating the town's proximity to four scenic trails that converge there - the Appalachian Trail, US Bicycle Route 76, the Iron Mountain Trail and the Virginia Creeper Trail.
For instance, the white flowers of the attractive Virginia creeper eventually mature into blue fruits that become an important source of food for birds in late winter when other food sources are scarce.

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