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 (lē-ä′nə, -ăn′ə) also li·ane (-än′, -ăn′)
Any of various climbing, woody, usually tropical vines.

[Alteration of French liane, probably from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.]
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(lɪˈɑːnə) or


(Plants) any of various woody climbing plants mainly of tropical forests
[C19: changed from earlier liane (through influence of French lier to bind), from French, of obscure origin]
liˈanoid adj
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(liˈɑ nə, -ˈæn ə)

n., pl. -nas.
any of various usu. woody vines that may climb as high as the tree canopy in a tropical forest.
Also, li•ane (liˈɑn)
[1790–1800; earlier liannes (pl.) < French lianes, pl. of liane, derivative of lier to bind]
- li•a′noid,
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liana - a woody climbing usually tropical plantliana - a woody climbing usually tropical plant
Dipladenia boliviensis, Mandevilla boliviensis, white dipladenia - shrubby climber having glossy leaves and white funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throats
Chilean jasmine, Mandevilla laxa - woody vine of Argentina grown as an ornamental for its glossy leaves and racemes of large fragrant funnel-shaped creamy-white flowers
Epipremnum aureum, golden pothos, ivy arum, Scindapsus aureus, pothos - evergreen liana widely cultivated for its variegated foliage
monstera - any plant of the genus Monstera; often grown as houseplants
philodendron - often grown as a houseplant
pothos - any of various tropical lianas of the genus Scindapsus
emerald creeper, jade vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys - vigorous Philippine evergreen twining liana; grown for spectacular festoons of green flowers that resemble lobster claws
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
cynancum - any of various mostly giant tropical lianas of Africa and Madagascar having greenish or purple flowers and long smooth pods; roots formerly used as an emetic
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[lɪˈɑːnə] Nbejuco m, liana f
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[lɪˈɑːnə] nliana
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In every other way they were our friends--one might almost say our devoted slaves--but when it was suggested that they should help us to make and carry a plank which would bridge the chasm, or when we wished to get from them thongs of leather or liana to weave ropes which might help us, we were met by a good-humored, but an invincible, refusal.
Many of the older trees presented a very curious appearance from the tresses of a liana hanging from their boughs, and resembling bundles of hay.
Below them, the roads, intersected by "nullahs," a sort of instantaneous torrent, were soon rendered impracticable, entangled as they were, besides, with thorny thickets and gigantic lianas, or creeping vines.
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ISLAMABAD -- Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Group, United Arab Emirates, Ms Dominique Liana Russo called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in Lahore on Tuesday.
Let's talk about how woven and rattan pieces can add some texture to any Below: Pendant light, PS45, Debenhams Right: Table, PS99.99; chair, PS59.99, H&M Home Left: Lamp, PS68, Oliver Bonas Below: Liana double wardrobe, ash and rattan, PS699, Botton row, left to right: Stool, PS38, Habitat; lantern, PS50, Amara; storage basket, PS25,; candle holder, PS55, *All prices correct at time of going to press Below: Rattan pet house, PS175, Cox & Cox Below: Chair, PS107.50, Maisonsdu Below: Teak cabinet with woven cane doors, PS850, outthereinteriors .com Left: Grove cushion, PS70, Soho House Retail
That girl is Liana Meyer, an American who has been in the Philippines since 2012.
@_Mona_Rose: I am a dramaturg--period--because of liana, but I'm also a deeper thinker, fiercer advocate, & braver collaborator because of her.
M800, a leading global communication solutions provider in Asia, and Liana Technologies, Europe's leading cloud-based marketing and communications software company, have started a technological collaboration to enhance both companies' solutions and allow the creation of industry-revolutionizing products that will benefit businesses extensively, Tuesday (7/17).
Qualified teacher of this technique Liana Thrassou will explain how it empowers performers to become aware of the physical habits that impede performance and to transform those habits, thus improving breathing coordination, vocal production and concentration, managing stage fright and freeing up spontaneity to perform more freely and expressively while putting less stress and strain on their bodies.