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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vine  \Vine\,  n.  [F.  vigne,  L.  vinea  a  vineyard,  vine  from  vineus 
  of  or  belonging  to  wine,  vinum  wine,  grapes.  See  {Wine},  and 
  cf  {Vignette}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  Any  woody  climbing  plant  which  bears  grapes. 
  b  Hence  a  climbing  or  trailing  plant;  the  long,  slender 
  stem  of  any  plant  that  trails  on  the  ground,  or  climbs 
  by  winding  round  a  fixed  object,  or  by  seizing 
  anything  with  its  tendrils,  or  claspers  a  creeper; 
  as  the  hop  vine;  the  bean  vine;  the  vines  of  melons, 
  squashes,  pumpkins,  and  other  cucurbitaceous  plants. 
  There  shall  be  no  grapes  on  the  vine.  --Jer. 
  viii.  13. 
  And  one  went  out  into  the  field  to  gather  herbs, 
  and  found  a  wild  vine,  and  gathered  thereof  wild 
  gourds.  --2  Kings  iv 
  {Vine  apple}  (Bot.),  a  small  kind  of  squash.  --Roger 
  {Vine  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  beetles  which  are  injurious  to  the  leaves  or  branches  of 
  the  grapevine.  Among  the  more  important  species  are  the 
  grapevine  fidia  (see  {Fidia}),  the  spotted  {Pelidnota} 
  (see  {Rutilian}),  the  vine  fleabeetle  ({Graptodera 
  chalybea}),  the  rose  beetle  (see  under  {Rose}),  the  vine 
  weevil,  and  several  species  of  {Colaspis}  and  {Anomala}. 
  {Vine  borer}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  several  species  of  beetles  whose  larv[ae] 
  bore  in  the  wood  or  pith  of  the  grapevine,  especially 
  {Sinoxylon  basilare},  a  small  species  the  larva  of 
  which  bores  in  the  stems,  and  {Ampeloglypter 
  sesostris},  a  small  reddish  brown  weevil  (called  also 
  {vine  weevil}),  which  produces  knotlike  galls  on  the 
  b  A  clearwing  moth  ({[AE]geria  polistiformis}),  whose 
  larva  bores  in  the  roots  of  the  grapevine  and  is  often 
  {Vine  dragon},  an  old  and  fruitless  branch  of  a  vine.  [Obs.] 
  {Vine  forester}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  moths  belonging  to  {Alypia}  and  allied  genera,  whose 
  larv[ae]  feed  on  the  leaves  of  the  grapevine. 
  {Vine  fretter}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  plant  louse,  esp.  the  phylloxera 
  that  injuries  the  grapevine. 
  {Vine  grub}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  insect 
  larv[ae]  that  are  injurious  to  the  grapevine. 
  {Vine  hopper}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  leaf 
  hoppers  which  suck  the  sap  of  the  grapevine,  especially 
  {Erythroneura  vitis}.  See  Illust.  of  {Grape  hopper},  under 
  {Vine  inchworm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  any  species  of 
  geometrid  moths  which  feed  on  the  leaves  of  the  grapevine, 
  especially  {Cidaria  diversilineata}. 
  {Vine-leaf  rooer}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  moth  ({Desmia 
  maculalis})  whose  larva  makes  a  nest  by  rolling  up  the 
  leaves  of  the  grapevine.  The  moth  is  brownish  black, 
  spotted  with  white. 
  {Vine  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  phylloxera. 
  {Vine  mildew}  (Bot.),  a  fungous  growth  which  forms  a  white, 
  delicate,  cottony  layer  upon  the  leaves,  young  shoots,  and 
  fruit  of  the  vine,  causing  brown  spots  upon  the  green 
  parts  and  finally  a  hardening  and  destruction  of  the 
  vitality  of  the  surface.  The  plant  has  been  called  {Oidium 
  Tuckeri},  but  is  now  thought  to  be  the  conidia-producing 
  stage  of  an  {Erysiphe}. 
  {Vine  of  Sodom}  (Bot.),  a  plant  named  in  the  Bible  (--Deut. 
  xxxii  32),  now  thought  to  be  identical  with  the  apple  of 
  Sodom.  See  {Apple  of  Sodom},  under  {Apple}. 
  {Vine  sawfly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  black  sawfiy  ({Selandria 
  vitis})  whose  larva  feeds  upon  the  leaves  of  the 
  grapevine.  The  larv[ae]  stand  side  by  side  in  clusters 
  while  feeding. 
  {Vine  slug}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  the  vine  sawfly. 
  {Vine  sorrel}  (Bot.),  a  climbing  plant  ({Cissus  acida}) 
  related  to  the  grapevine,  and  having  acid  leaves.  It  is 
  found  in  Florida  and  the  West  Indies. 
  {Vine  sphinx}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  hawk 
  moths.  The  larv[ae]  feed  on  grapevine  leaves. 
  {Vine  weevil}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Vine  borer} 
  a  above,  and  {Wound  gall},  under  {Wound}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  weak-stemmed  plant  that  derives  support  from  climbing, 
  twining,  or  creeping  along  a  surface 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  one  of  the  most  important  products  of  Palestine.  The  first 
  mention  of  it  is  in  the  history  of  Noah  (Gen.  9:20).  It  is 
  afterwards  frequently  noticed  both  in  the  Old  and  New 
  Testaments,  and  in  the  ruins  of  terraced  vineyards  there  are 
  evidences  that  it  was  extensively  cultivated  by  the  Jews.  It  was 
  cultivated  in  Palestine  before  the  Israelites  took  possession  of 
  it  The  men  sent  out  by  Moses  brought  with  them  from  the  Valley 
  of  Eshcol  a  cluster  of  grapes  so  large  that  "they  bare  it 
  between  two  upon  a  staff"  (Num.  13:  23).  The  vineyards  of 
  En-gedi  (Cant.  1:14),  Heshbon,  Sibmah,  Jazer,  Elealeh  (Isa. 
  16:8-10;  Jer.  48:32,  34),  and  Helbon  (Ezek.  27:18),  as  well  as 
  of  Eshcol,  were  celebrated. 
  The  Church  is  compared  to  a  vine  (Ps.  80:8),  and  Christ  says 
  of  himself,  "I  am  the  vine"  (John  15:1).  In  one  of  his  parables 
  also  (Matt.  21:33)  our  Lord  compares  his  Church  to  a  vineyard 
  which  "a  certain  householder  planted,  and  hedged  round  about," 
  Hos.  10:1  is  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version,  "Israel  is  a 
  luxuriant  vine,  which  putteth  forth  his  fruit,"  instead  of 
  "Israel  is  an  empty  vine,  he  bringeth  forth  fruit  unto  himself," 
  of  the  Authorized  Version. 

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