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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ivy 
  n  :  Old  World  vine  with  lobed  evergreen  leaves  and  black 
  berrylike  fruits  [syn:  {common  ivy},  {English  ivy},  {Hedera 
  helix}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  IVY 
 
  A  language  with  a  more  pleasant  syntax  than  {Perl},  {tcl}  or 
  {Lisp}.  It  has  nice  features  like  low  punctuation  count 
  blocks  indicated  by  indentation,  and  similarity  to  normal 
  procedural  languages.  This  language  started  out  as  an  idea 
  for  an  extension  language  for  the  editor  {JOE}. 
 
  An  experimental  {interpreter}  by  Joseph  H  Allen 
    was  posted  to  {alt.sources}  on  28  Sep 
  1993. 
 
 




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