Ivy definitions

ī'vē
Of or characteristic of the Ivy League.
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A climbing vine (Hedera helix) of the ginseng family, with a woody stem and evergreen leaves, grown as ornamentation on buildings, walls, etc.
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Any of various similar climbing plants, as ground ivy or poison ivy.
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A feminine name.
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A university in the Ivy League.

Cornell is one of the Ivies. Which Ivy has the most students?

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The definition of ivy is an evergreen climbing plant.

An example of ivy is poison ivy.

An example of ivy is ornamental ivy that climbs up the side of buildings and walls.

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Any of several woody, climbing, or trailing evergreen plants of the genus Hedera.
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A female given name; popular in the UK in the beginning of the 20th century.
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Origin of ivy

From Middle English ivi, from Old English īfig, from Proto-Germanic *ibahs (compare West Flemish iefte, Low German Eiloov, Ieloof, German Efeu), from Proto-Indo-European *(h₁)ebʰ- (compare Welsh efwr ‘black elder’, Ancient Greek iphyon ‘plant’).