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 Ivy (Old English, ifig).Ivy Bush. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ivy (in Christian art).
Symbol of everlasting life, from its remaining continually green. An ivy wreath was the prize of the Isth’mian games, till it was superseded by a pine garland. The plant was sacred to Bacchus and Osi’ris.   1

 Ivy (Old English, ifig).Ivy Bush. 

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