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 for Hedera helix
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ivy \I"vy\, n.; pl. Ivies. [AS. [imac]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi,
     ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.)
     Hedera+({Hedera+helix">A plant of the genus Hedera ({Hedera helix), common in
     Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and
     mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the
     berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees
     by rootlike fibers.
     [1913 Webster]
           The clasping ivy where to climb.         --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere.   --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
     American ivy. (Bot.) See Virginia creeper.
     English ivy (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy
        proper ({Hedera helix).
     German ivy (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent
        stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of
        Senecio+({Senecio+scandens">Senecio ({Senecio scandens).
     Ground+ivy.+(Bot.)+Gill+({Nepeta+Glechoma">Ground ivy. (Bot.) Gill ({Nepeta Glechoma).
     Ivy bush. (Bot.) See Mountain laurel, under Mountain.
     Ivy owl (Zool.), the barn owl.
     Ivy tod (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson.
     Japanese ivy (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ampelopsis
        tricuspidata), closely related to the Virginia creeper.
     Poison ivy (Bot.), an American woody creeper ({Rhus
        Toxicodendron), with trifoliate leaves, and
        greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the
        touch for most persons.
     To pipe in an ivy leaf, to console one's self as best one
        can. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     West Indian ivy, a climbing plant of the genus
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Hedera helix
      n 1: Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black
           berrylike fruits [syn: ivy, common ivy, English ivy,
           Hedera helix]

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