[sis-uh s]

Origin of cissus

< New Latin < Greek kissós ivy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. any plant of the climbing genus Cissus, some species of which, esp the kangaroo vine (C. antarctica) from Australia, are grown as greenhouse or house plants for their shiny green or mottled leaves: family Vitaceae

Word Origin for cissus

New Latin, from Greek kissos ivy
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