Definition of ivy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈaɪvi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪvi//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. ivies) Plants
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a climbing plant, especially one with dark green shiny leaves with five points stone walls covered in ivy see also poison ivy See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English īfig, of Germanic origin; related to the first elements of Dutch eiloof and German Efeu.Extra examples Ivy grew up the side of the house. The ivy’s got very thick. It needs cutting back a bit. The walls were covered in ivy. There was ivy clinging to the wall. We’re going to grow a variegated ivy up the back of the house.
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