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Ivy, hardy, evergreen plant (genus Hedera) of the family Araliaceae. The English ivy (H. helix) is a popular house plant, coming in a number of dwarf, climbing, and variegated varieties. Several other plants that have ivylike leaves are also called ivy, for example ground ivy (Glectoma hederacea) and Boston or grape ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata).

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