Ivy



[ahy-vee] /ˈaɪ vi/

noun, plural ivies.
1.
Also called English ivy. a climbing vine, Hedera helix, having smooth, shiny, evergreen leaves, small, yellowish flowers, and black berries, grown as an ornamental.
2.
any of various other climbing or trailing plants.
adjective
3.
(often initial capital letter) (def 2).
4.
New England. .
[ahy-vee] /ˈaɪ vi/
noun
1.
a female given name.
/ˈaɪvɪ/
noun (pl) ivies
1.
any woody climbing or trailing araliaceous plant of the Old World genus Hedera, esp H. helix, having lobed evergreen leaves and black berry-like fruits
2.
any of various other climbing or creeping plants, such as Boston ivy, poison ivy, and ground ivy
n.

Old English ifig, from West Germanic *ibakhs (cf. Middle Low German iflof, Dutch eiloof, Old High German ebahewi, German Efeu), of unknown origin; the second element in the Old High German word might be “hay.”

Ivy bush as a sign of a tavern where wine is served is attested from mid-15c. Ivy League, inspired by the notion of old, ivy-coated walls, dates to 1933 (perhaps originally in reference to football; it consists of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale).

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