Definition of Potato vine
1. Noun. Vine of Costa Rica sparsely armed with hooklike spines and having large lilac-blue flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Solanum, Solanum
Generic synonyms: Vine
2. Noun. Copiously branched vine of Brazil having deciduous leaves and white flowers tinged with blue.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Vine
Literary usage of Potato vine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise by Thomas Washington Talley (1922)
"GRASSHOPPER SITTING ON A SWEET potato vine GRASSHOPPER a settin' on a sweet tater vine, 'Long come a Blackbird an' nab him up behind. ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"A grasshopper sat on a sweet-potato vine, Sweet-potato vine, Sweet-potato vine, A big wild turkey came running up behin', And yanked the poor grasshopper ..."
3. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"... to the following general modes: Alternate, one above another on opposite sides, as in the Elm. Scattered, irregularly spiral, as in the potato vine. ..."
4. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"WILD potato vine. (Man. p. 752 ; IF f. 2945.) In dry soil, Ont. to Conn., Kla. Mich., Kans. and Tex.—Pennsylvania : NORTHAMPTON ; BUCKS ; DELAWARE ; CHESTER ..."
5. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1862)
"Still I undertook, immediately on my return home, to graft a scion of a tomato on a shoot of a potato vine growing in my garden. ..."
6. Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1883)
"... in which the sweet potato and the turkey are rendered immortal :— A grasshopper sat on a sweet-potato vine, Sweet-potato vine, Sweet-potato vine; ..."
7. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"A grasshopper sat on n sweet-potato vine, A sweet-potato vine, A sweet-potato vine, A great turkey gobbler came running up ..."