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1. ivy

noun. ['ˈaɪvi'] Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits.

Synonyms

  • Hedera helix
  • genus Hedera
  • vine
  • Hedera
  • English ivy

Etymology

  • ivi (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ifig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Ivy

  • ivie
  • ivey

Example sentences of the word ivy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Nothing covers a formerly bare surface more quickly or gracefully than ivy.

2. Adjective
Make your own evergreen stand-in using a tomato cage and ivy bunches.

3. Noun, plural
Zebrina and English ivy are two examples of climbers.

Quotes containing the word ivy


1. False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton

2. Geez, you guys. I know I'm popular and all, but seriously, you're a bit too co-dependent for me. I'm going to need you to step away from my personal bubble."A wispy vine-woman curled ivy tendrils around his arm, and he sliced through them with his dagger. "No! Bad Wraith! No touchie!
- Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight

3. Plan B?' Ivy said. 'What is plan B?'Jenks reddened. 'Grab the fish and run like hell,' he muttered, and I almost giggled.
- Kim Harrison, A Fistful of Charms

2. ivy-covered

adjective. overgrown with ivy.

Synonyms

  • ivied

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

3. switch-ivy

noun. fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers.

Synonyms

  • genus Leucothoe
  • dog laurel
  • Leucothoe editorum
  • Leucothoe fontanesiana
  • shrub
  • bush

Antonyms

  • superior

4. ivy-leaved_geranium

noun. a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers.

Synonyms

  • ivy geranium
  • geranium
  • hanging geranium
  • Pelargonium
  • genus Pelargonium
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