Liana

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Liana

(Science: botany) 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.

Origin: f. Liane; prob. Akin to lien a Band, fr. L. Ligamen, fr. Ligare to bind. Cf. Lien.