Definition of Climbing bittersweet
1. Noun. Twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds.
Group relationships: Celastrus, Genus Celastrus
Generic synonyms: Vine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Climbing Bittersweet
Literary usage of Climbing bittersweet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Preparations.—None are official. Commonly used in decoction. Medical Properties and Uses.—climbing bittersweet is said to be dia- ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"In such places, these October days, we find the climbing bittersweet in abundance. This characteristic American vine, which dearly loves to climb a tree,'is ..."