woodbine

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woodbine (plural woodbines)

  1. Any of several unrelated climbing vines, especially the honeysuckle and the Virginia creeper
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3 Scene 1
      URSULA. The pleasant'st angling is to see the fish
      Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
      And greedily devour the treacherous bait:
      So angle we for Beatrice; who even now
      Is couched in the woodbine coverture.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter II
      Bob gave the man fair warning. Told him if he ever prowled around his home again he'd better come a–fogging; the man took a chance and now he's where the woodbine twineth and the whangdoodle mourneth for its mate.