supplejack


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supplejack

(ˈsʌpəlˌdʒæk)
n
1. (Plants) a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
2. (Plants) a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
3. (Plants) a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
4. (Plants) any of various other vines with strong supple stems
5. (Forestry) US a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica
[C18: from supple + jack1]
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Noun1.supplejack - walking stick made from the wood of an American tropical vine
walking stick - a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
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Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Barn at Supplejack Lake.
You may recall how in that vivid section of Man Alone when Johnson crosses the Rangipo Desert, and then the Kaimanawa Range, confronting 'a great solitude' (33) within himself, the narrative refers to birch trees and supplejack and wood pigeons, but there is nothing that linguistically signals New Zealand more specifically.
Padang currently holds a granted exploration licence and has applications for other licences between Browns and Supplejack Ranges, 70 kilometres north of Tanami and 700 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.