Definition of Common ivy
1. Noun. Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits.
Group relationships: Genus Hedera, Hedera
Generic synonyms: Vine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Ivy
Literary usage of Common ivy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"It differs from the common ivy in its yellow fruit, and in being of more ... The common ivy is a rooting climber : but, when these roots are opposed by a ..."
2. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Mr Marshall, Marshall (William) (1803)
"The Gold-striped Ivy is the common ivy with yellow blotched leaves; though it is observable, that this sort has very little inclination ta trail along the ..."
3. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"Floral leaves subcordate ; those of the creeping branches 5-lobed and larger than those of the common ivy. Fruit ? red, or black. Canary Islands. ..."
4. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1842)
"... at the It differs from the common ivy in its yellow fruit, and in being of base; and in the pedicels being scaly. Hort. Society's Garden. ..."
5. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"The Tree Ivy is best for this, but the common Ivy, if planted as an edging in ... The common Ivy, of which the Irish form is a variety, is a plant of wide ..."