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bay hop

[from resemblance to hops; by folk etym. from hop v. since children use the vine as a skipping rope] n. a seashore vine, Ipomea pes-caprae: 1905 Medicinal plants . . . used by the negroes . . Bay hop (Shattuck 207). 1978 Bay hop .. . trailers are dotted with attractive flowers. Used for the relief of women's "strain and tiredness" (Higgs 13). = BAY VINE, BAY WINDERS, BEACH MORNING GLORY, SEASIDE MORNING GLORY (Black)

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-06 12:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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