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 for American ivy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ivy \I"vy\, n.; pl. Ivies. [AS. [imac]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi,
     ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.)
     Hedera+({Hedera+helix">A plant of the genus Hedera ({Hedera helix), common in
     Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and
     mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the
     berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees
     by rootlike fibers.
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           Direct
           The clasping ivy where to climb.         --Milton.
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           Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere.   --Milton.
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     American ivy. (Bot.) See Virginia creeper.
  
     English ivy (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy
        proper ({Hedera helix).
  
     German ivy (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent
        stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of
        Senecio+({Senecio+scandens">Senecio ({Senecio scandens).
  
     Ground+ivy.+(Bot.)+Gill+({Nepeta+Glechoma">Ground ivy. (Bot.) Gill ({Nepeta Glechoma).
  
     Ivy bush. (Bot.) See Mountain laurel, under Mountain.
        
  
     Ivy owl (Zool.), the barn owl.
  
     Ivy tod (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson.
  
     Japanese ivy (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ampelopsis
        tricuspidata), closely related to the Virginia creeper.
        
  
     Poison ivy (Bot.), an American woody creeper ({Rhus
        Toxicodendron), with trifoliate leaves, and
        greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the
        touch for most persons.
  
     To pipe in an ivy leaf, to console one's self as best one
        can. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     West Indian ivy, a climbing plant of the genus
        Marcgravia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Virginia \Vir*gin"i*a\, n.
     One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of
     or pertaining to the State of Virginia.
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     Virginia cowslip (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia
        Virginica).
  
     Virginia creeper (Bot.), a common ornamental North American
        woody vine ({Ampelopsis quinquefolia), climbing
        extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also
        woodbine, and American ivy. [U. S.]
  
     Virginia fence. See Worm fence, under Fence.
  
     Virginia nightingale (Zool.), the cardinal bird. See under
        Cardinal.
  
     Virginia quail (Zool.), the bobwhite.
  
     Virginia reel, an old English contradance; -- so called in
        the United States. --Bartlett.
  
     Virginia stock. (Bot.) See Mahon stock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  American \A*mer"i*can\ ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), a. [Named from
     Americus Vespucius.]
     1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent:
        American Indians.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the United States. "A young officer of
        the American navy." --Lyell.
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     American ivy. See Virginia creeper.
  
     American Party (U. S. Politics), a party, about 1854, which
        opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those
        supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  
     Native american Party (U. S. Politics), a party of
        principles similar to those of the American party. It
        arose about 1843, but soon died out.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  American ivy
      n 1: common North American vine with compound leaves and bluish-
           black berrylike fruit [syn: Virginia creeper, American
           ivy, woodbine, Parthenocissus quinquefolia]

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