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liane

liane


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liane  \Li*ane"\  (l[-i]*[=a]n"),  Liana  \Li*a"na\ 
  (l[-i]*[=a]"n[.a]),  n.  [F.  liane;  prob.  akin  to  lien  a  band, 
  fr  L.  ligamen,  fr  ligare  to  bind.  Cf  {Lien},  n.  ]  (Bot.) 
  A  luxuriant  woody  plant,  climbing  high  trees  and  having 
  ropelike  stems.  The  grapevine  often  has  the  habit  of  a  liane. 
  Lianes  are  abundant  in  the  forests  of  the  Amazon  region.