[ UK /ˈa‍ɪvi/ ]
[ US /ˈaɪvi/ ]
  1. Old World vine with lobed evergreen leaves and black berrylike fruits
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  • For the owners of the Ivy to worry about people thinking they are just for VIPs is a little like a lion getting upset for being called a carnivore. Restaurant review: 34
  • More significant, however, than this general injunction is an incident in Asoka's reign (3rd century B.C.) recorded in the Divyavadana, an important Buddhist work. Links Between Canada and India
  • Only three people, including a policeman, will be privy to the facts.
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2008 first signs of spring - centre piece of the month february pick whatever flowers you get at the supermarket to make this little basket filled with flowers. ranunculus are my favourites and available all over the place at the moment, so i chose to put them into this flowery centrepiece. the orchid is quite fancy but you just really need one to pimp this up (and it keeps for ever!). a rose or two, some ivy and green leaves from the forest and you are all set. to get started line a basket with some foil and trim on the edges. soak some floral foam in water and place in the basket, when soaked wet (can be really, really wet - it will have to work as a vase to the flowers), eventually cut and trim the floral on the edges, so that it resembles an arch. trim flowers and green leaves and stick into pot. start doing so on the bottom of foam, working upwards until you have an even flowery centrepiece. make sure foam stays moist - adding some water from time to time. Archive 2008-02-01
  • Is it strange that I became known as the wildest tantivy boy that rode with the King? The Tavern Knight
  • Fortunately, we drew a rational, deliberative judge, unswayed by the case's racially charged nature: a poor black kid against a rich white Ivy Leaguer.
  • Round the body of the trees, planted some at their root, and some upon the different parts of the trunk, crept the withy, the snakeweed, the ivy, and the hop, and intermingled with them the jessamine and the honeysuckle, in the most unbounded profusion. Imogen A Pastoral Romance
  • The tumbledown exterior walls were smothered with moss and ivy, and many of the original features, including fragments from the first-floor medieval loo - known as the garderobe - were strewn around the overgrown garden.
  • A subcategory of this genre of books is composed of in-depth narrative accounts of the experiences of individual students applying to Ivy League colleges, their every emotional nuance dwelled on in luxuriant detail. Confessions of a Prep School College Counselor
  • Walls were crumbling and ivy was growing inside. Times, Sunday Times
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