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Meaning of VINE

Pronunciation:  vIn

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VINE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: Actinidia arguta, Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidia polygama, Adlumia fungosa, allamanda, Allegheny vine, Amphicarpa bracteata, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Apios americana, Apios tuberosa, Aristolochia clematitis, Asparagus asparagoides, Australian pea, Barbados gooseberry, Barbados-gooseberry vine, Beaumontia grandiflora, birthwort, black bindweed, black bryony, blue pea, Bomarea edulis, Bomarea salsilla, bonavist, bougainvillea, bower actinidia, briar, brier, briony, bryony, bullbrier, butterfly pea, calabar-bean vine, Canavalia ensiformis, Canavalia gladiata, Carolina jasmine, catbrier, Centrosema virginianum, Chinese gooseberry, clematis, climbing boneset, climbing corydalis, climbing fumitory, climbing hemp-vine, climbing hempweed, Clitoria mariana, Clitoria turnatea, common ivy, confederate jasmine, coral pea, Corydalis claviculata, Delairea odorata, Derris elliptica, derris root, Dioscorea elephantipes, Dioscorea paniculata, Dipogon lignosus, dishcloth gourd, Dolichos lablab, Dolichos lignosus, earthnut pea, earth-nut pea, Easter lily vine, Egyptian bean, elephant's-foot, English ivy, evening trumpet flower, everlasting pea, Fumaria claviculata, Fumaria fungosa, Gelsemium sempervirens, German ivy, giant stock bean, goa bean, goa bean vine, gourd, gourd vine, greenbrier, groundnut, groundnut vine, Hardenbergia comnptoniana, heath pea, Hedera helix, hog peanut, hop, hops, horsebrier, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, hyacinth bean, Indian bean, Indian potato, ivy, jack bean, jellow jessamine, kiwi, kiwi vine, kudzu, kudzu vine, Lablab purpureus, Lathyrus odoratus, Lathyrus tuberosus, luffa, Manila bean, Mikania scandens, moonseed, Nepal trumpet flower, Pachyrhizus erosus, Pachyrhizus tuberosus, passionflower, passionflower vine, Pereskia aculeata, Physostigma venenosum, potato bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, Pueraria lobata, rag gourd, salsilla, sarsaparilla, Senecio milkanioides, silver vine, silvervine, smilax, Smilax rotundifolia, sponge gourd, squash, squash vine, star jasmine, strainer vine, sweet pea, sweetpea, sword bean, Tamus communis, tara vine, tortoise plant, Trachelospermum jasminoides, tracheophyte, tuba root, tuberous vetch, vascular plant, vetchling, Western Australia coral pea, wild bean, wild climbing hempweed, wild peanut, wild yam, winged bean, winged pea, wistaria, wisteria, wonder bean, yam, yam bean, yam plant, yellow jasmine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vine\, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus
of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and
cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.)
   (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
   (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender
       stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs
       by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing
       anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper;
       as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons,
       squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.

             There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer.
                                               viii. 13.

             And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
             and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild
             gourds.                           --2 Kings iv.

{Vine apple} (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger

{Vine beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
   beetles which are injurious to the leaves or branches of
   the grapevine. Among the more important species are the
   grapevine fidia (see {Fidia}), the spotted {Pelidnota}
   (see {Rutilian}), the vine fleabeetle ({Graptodera
   chalybea}), the rose beetle (see under {Rose}), the vine
   weevil, and several species of {Colaspis} and {Anomala}.

{Vine borer}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larv[ae]
       bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially
       {Sinoxylon basilare}, a small species the larva of
       which bores in the stems, and {Ampeloglypter
       sesostris}, a small reddish brown weevil (called also
       {vine weevil}), which produces knotlike galls on the
   (b) A clearwing moth ({[AE]geria polistiformis}), whose
       larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often

{Vine dragon}, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]

{Vine forester} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
   moths belonging to {Alypia} and allied genera, whose
   larv[ae] feed on the leaves of the grapevine.

{Vine fretter} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera
   that injuries the grapevine.

{Vine grub} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of insect
   larv[ae] that are injurious to the grapevine.

{Vine hopper} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of leaf
   hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
   {Erythroneura vitis}. See Illust. of {Grape hopper}, under

{Vine inchworm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
   geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine,
   especially {Cidaria diversilineata}.

{Vine-leaf rooer} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ({Desmia
   maculalis}) whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the
   leaves of the grapevine. The moth is brownish black,
   spotted with white.

{Vine louse} (Zo["o]l.), the phylloxera.

{Vine mildew} (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white,
   delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and
   fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green
   parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the
   vitality of the surface. The plant has been called {Oidium
   Tuckeri}, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing
   stage of an {Erysiphe}.

{Vine of Sodom} (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (--Deut.
   xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of
   Sodom. See {Apple of Sodom}, under {Apple}.

{Vine sawfly} (Zo["o]l.), a small black sawfiy ({Selandria
   vitis}) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the
   grapevine. The larv[ae] stand side by side in clusters
   while feeding.

{Vine slug} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the vine sawfly.

{Vine sorrel} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Cissus acida})
   related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is
   found in Florida and the West Indies.

{Vine sphinx} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of hawk
   moths. The larv[ae] feed on grapevine leaves.

{Vine weevil}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Vine borer}
   (a) above, and {Wound gall}, under {Wound}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

one of the most important products of Palestine. The first mention of it is in the history of Noah (Gen. 9:20). It is afterwards frequently noticed both in the Old and New Testaments, and in the ruins of terraced vineyards there are evidences that it was extensively cultivated by the Jews. It was cultivated in Palestine before the Israelites took possession of it. The men sent out by Moses brought with them from the Valley of Eshcol a cluster of grapes so large that "they bare it between two upon a staff" (Num. 13: 23). The vineyards of En-gedi (Cant. 1:14), Heshbon, Sibmah, Jazer, Elealeh (Isa. 16:8-10; Jer. 48:32, 34), and Helbon (Ezek. 27:18), as well as of Eshcol, were celebrated.

The Church is compared to a vine (Ps. 80:8), and Christ says of himself, "I am the vine" (John 15:1). In one of his parables also (Matt. 21:33) our Lord compares his Church to a vineyard which "a certain householder planted, and hedged round about," etc.

Hos. 10:1 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Israel is a luxuriant vine, which putteth forth his fruit," instead of "Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself," of the Authorized Version.