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A North American climbing vine (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) having palmately compound leaves with five leaflets and bluish-black berries. Also called woodbine.
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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
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a North American climbing plant, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, of the grape family, having palmate leaves, usu. with five leaflets, and bluish black berries.
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|Noun||1.||Virginia 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
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