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pampĭnus , i, m. and f. (in
I.fem.: “circumflua pampinus,Claud. III. Cons. Stil. 366: opaca, id. Epith. Pall. et Celer. 5; cf. Donat. p. 1747 P.; Serv. Verg. E. 7, 58, acc. to whom Varro often used the word as a fem.) [root pamp-, pap-, to swell, v. pōpulus; cf. papula, pustule], a tendril or young shoot of a vine (cf. palmes).
II. Transf., a clasper or tendril of any climbing plant, Plin. 16, 35, 63, § 153; 9, 51, 74, § 163.
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