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climbing: Ascending by means of special structures (e.g., tendrils) or growth patterns (e.g., twining) that enable purchase on and support by other plants or objects.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FOC V22 : [1] Stems solitary, climbing, to 30 m, 2.5–5 cm in diam. [2] Stems clustered, climbing, to 10 m, to 1.5 cm in diam.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.