German ivy

a twining composite plant, Senecio mikanioides, native to southern Africa, having ivy-shaped leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
[1860-65]

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  • German ivy — Ivy I vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five pointed; the flowers yellowish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German-ivy — kvapusis klevedris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Delairea odorata), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Delairea odorata angl. German ivy; parlor ivy šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • German ivy — noun South African succulent evergreen twining climber with yellow flowers grown primarily as a houseplant for its foliage; sometimes placed in genus Senecio • Syn: ↑Delairea odorata, ↑Senecio milkanioides • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ivy — I vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five pointed; the flowers yellowish and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivy bush — Ivy I vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five pointed; the flowers yellowish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivy owl — Ivy I vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five pointed; the flowers yellowish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ivy tod — Ivy I vy, n.; pl. {Ivies}. [AS. [=i]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi, ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hedera} ({Hedera helix}), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five pointed; the flowers yellowish …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German — camomile (tea); German ivy (South African ivy); German knot (figure 8 knot); German lapis (imitation lapis lazuli), German measles (rubella); German shepherd (police dog); German silver (coppernickel zinc alloy resembling silver) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • ivy — I. noun (plural ivies) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English īfig; akin to Old High German ebah ivy Date: before 12th century 1. a widely cultivated ornamental climbing or prostrate or sometimes shrubby chiefly Eurasian vine (Hedera helix)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ivy — [OE] Ivy has been traced back to a prehistoric Germanic *ibakhs, which also lies behind modern German efeu and Dutch eilof. This has been linked by some etymologists with Latin ibex ‘mountain goat’ (itself acquired by English in the 17th century) …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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