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LIANA

A luxuriant woody plant, climbing tall 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. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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