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Meaning of IVY

Pronunciation:  'Ivee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits

IVY is a 3 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: common ivy, English ivy, Hedera helix
 See Also: genus Hedera, Hedera, vine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I"vy\, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi,
ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({H. helix}), common in Europe.
Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly
five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries
black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by
rootlike fibers.

      Direct The clasping ivy where to climb.  --Milton.

      Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere.   --Milton.

{American ivy}. (Bot.) See {Virginia creeper}.

{English ivy} (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy
   proper ({Hedera helix}).

{German ivy} (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent
   stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of
   {Senecio} ({S. scandens}).

{Ground ivy}. (Bot.) Gill ({Nepeta Glechoma}).

{Ivy bush}. (Bot.) See {Mountain laurel}, under {Mountain}.

{Ivy owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barn owl.

{Ivy tod} (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson.

{Japanese ivy} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ampelopsis
   tricuspidata}), closely related to the Virginia creeper.

{Poison ivy} (Bot.), an American woody creeper ({Rhus
   Toxicodendron}), with trifoliate leaves, and
   greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the
   touch for most persons.

{To pipe in an ivy leaf}, to console one's self as best one
   can. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{West Indian ivy}, a climbing plant of the genus

Computing Dictionary

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing ivy in your dream means mounting joy, excellent health and increased fortune. Your close ties and relationships with those around you will bring your much security and comfort. Seeing withered ivy in your dream indicates broken engagements and sadness.
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