Definition of Kudzu vine
1. Noun. Fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States.
Group relationships: Genus Pueraria, Pueraria
Generic synonyms: Vine
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Literary usage of Kudzu vine
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1. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"... an attractive shrubby plant from the Mediterranean region about a foot high; the leaves are kudzu vine. ... The kudzu vine ..."
2. Our Country Home: How We Transformed a Wisconsin Woodland by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson (1908)
"I wish some one would write an apotheosis to the kudzu vine, ... I am sure it must have been the kudzu vine which the Fairies planted by the house of the ..."
3. Landscape Gardening as Applied to Home Decoration by Samuel Taylor Maynard (1915)
"... cinnamon vine (Dioscorea Batatas), and Japanese kudzu vine (Pueraria Thunbergiana). The best climber for a very warm situation is maderia vine ..."
4. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Hardy North, although the young growth may be killed; flowers numerous, minute, whitish; interesting, but does not make a heavy cover. kudzu vine, Pueraria ..."
5. The American Flower Garden by Neltje Blanchan, Leonard Barron (1909)
"kudzu vine (Pueraria Thunbergiana). Best very rapid growing foliage vine with herbaceous top. Will cover enormous stretches in a season. ..."
6. The Beginner's Garden Book: A Textbook for the Upper Grammar Grades by Allen French (1922)
"Easiest to grow of the herbaceous vines is the kudzu vine, a Japanese climber, which, when established, will grow forty feet in a season. ..."