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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ivy  \I"vy\,  n.;  pl  {Ivies}.  [AS.  [=i]fig;  akin  to  OHG.  ebawi 
  ebah,  G.  epheu.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Hedera}  ({H.  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. 
 
  Direct  The  clasping  ivy  where  to  climb.  --Milton. 
 
  Ye  myrtles  brown,  with  ivy  never  sere.  --Milton. 
 
  {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}  ({S.  scandens}). 
 
  {Ground  ivy}.  (Bot.)  Gill  ({Nepeta  Glechoma}). 
 
  {Ivy  bush}.  (Bot.)  See  {Mountain  laurel},  under  {Mountain}. 
 
 
  {Ivy  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  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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