lawyer vine


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lawyer vine

n
(Plants) Austral any of various kinds of entangling and thorny vegetation, such as the rattan palm, esp in tropical areas. Also called: lawyer cane or lawyer palm
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I clamber over immense buttress roots (which allow trees to grow tall without setting deep roots in the poor soil) and wave aside the ever-encroaching plant life, being careful not to touch the truly venomous stinging tree or the merely annoying lawyer vine ("once it clings to you, it won't let go").