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ampelopsis

[am-puh-lop-sis] /ˌæm pəˈlɒp sɪs/
noun
1.
any climbing, woody vine or shrub belonging to the genus Ampelopsis, of the grape family, having small greenish flowers and inedible berries.
Origin of ampelopsis
1803
1803; < New Latin < Greek ámpel(os) grapevine + ópsis -opsis
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  • But it might have been the birds in the ampelopsis Veitchii that covered the house.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • The plants, too, are often charming, and one frequently sees a single trail of ampelopsis flung across the grey boulders.

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • The tendency has been towards using the hardy Vines, of which the ampelopsis, or Virginia creeper, is one of the most common.

  • Window boxes are seen everywhere, and Virginia creeper and ampelopsis cover up all bare corners.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • The well-known Virginian Creeper (ampelopsis) produces rootlets by means of which it can cling to very smooth surfaces.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux
  • The Boston ivy or the Japanese ampelopsis may be used, unless the location is very bleak.

  • Dandeno found that solutions of copper sulphate were absorbed by the leaves of ampelopsis, forming a brown ring.

  • There is a curious difference in different sorts of ampelopsis in this respect.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • With these might be associated, though not so fine in form, certain free–growing species of ampelopsis, grown in some nurseries.

    The Wild Garden William Robinson
  • A name properly belonging to climbing Loniceras, but often applied to ampelopsis, both of which see.

    The Nursery Book Liberty Hyde Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for ampelopsis

ampelopsis

/ˌæmpɪˈlɒpsɪs/
noun
1.
any woody vine of the vitaceous genus Ampelopsis, of tropical and subtropical Asia and America
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek ampelos grapevine
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