—n. 1. Also called English ivy. a climbing vine, Hedera helix, having smooth, shiny, evergreen leaves, small, yellowish flowers, and black berries, grown as an ornamental.
2. any of various other climbing or trailing plants.
—adj. 1. (often cap.) See Ivy League (def. 2).
2. New England.See mountain laurel.
Pronunciation: (ī'vē),[key] —n. a female given name.