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creeper (n.)

Old English creopera "one who creeps," creopere "a cripple," agent nouns from  creep (v.). Also see creep (n.). Meaning "lice" is from 1570s; of certain birds which scramble in trees and bushes from 1660s; of certain plants which grow upon the surface, sending out rootlets from the stem, from 1620s.

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Definitions of creeper from WordNet

creeper (n.)
any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping;
creeper (n.)
a person who crawls or creeps along the ground;
Synonyms: crawler
creeper (n.)
any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet;
Synonyms: tree creeper
From wordnet.princeton.edu