ivy

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English[edit]

Ivy growing near and climbing up trees.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ivi, from Old English īfiġ, 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)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: īʹvē, IPA(key): /ˈaɪvi/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪvi

Noun[edit]

ivy (countable and uncountable, 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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Hyponyms[edit]

  • (plants in Hedera): See Hedera.

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