any luxuriantly growing, woody, tropical vine that roots in the ground and climbs, as around tree trunks
Origin of lianaNorman French liane ; from French lierne, liorne, altered (by associated, association with lier, to bind) ; from viorne ; from Classical Latin viburnum, viburnum
Any of various climbing, woody, usually tropical vines.
Origin of lianaAlteration of French liane, probably from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.
- A female given name, derived from Juliana or Eliana