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The flexible twining or climbing stem of certain plants, such as the hop, woodbine, or bindweed.
[Alteration of bind, vine.]
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1. (Botany) the climbing or twining stem of any of various plants, such as the woodbine or bindweed
2. (Botany) any plant with such a stem
[C19: variant of bind]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a twining plant stem, as of the hop or bindweed.
[1720–30; alter. of bind]
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|Noun||1.||bine - European twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors; cultivated in America|
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