Sup"ple-jack` (?), n. Bot. (a)

A climbing shrub (Berchemia volubilus) of the Southern United States, having a tough and pliable stem.


A somewhat similar tropical American plant (Paullinia Curassavica); also, a walking stick made from its stem.

He was in form and spirit like a supple-jack, . . . yielding, but tough; though he bent, he never broke. W. Irving.

This name is given to various plants of similar habit in different British colonies.


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