ivy

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English[edit]

Ivy growing near and climbing up trees.

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From Middle English ivi, from Old English īfig, from Proto-Germanic *ibahs (compare West Flemish iefte, Low German Eiloov, Ieloof, German Efeu), from Proto-Indo-European *(h₁)ebʰ- (compare Welsh efwr ‘black elder’, Ancient Greek ἴφυον (íphuon, spike-lavender, Lavandula Spica)).

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ivy (plural ivies)

  1. Any of several woody, climbing, or trailing evergreen plants of the genus Hedera.
  2. Any similar plant of any genus.

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