Sup"ple-jack`(?), n. (Bot.) (a) A climbing shrub (Berchemia volubilus) of the Southern United States, having a tough and pliable stem. (b) 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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