[vahy-tey-shuh s]
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Origin of vitaceous

< New Latin Vitace(ae) family name (Vit(is) genus name (Latin vītis vine) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for vitaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Vitaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical flowering plants having a climbing habit and berry-like fruits: includes the grapevine and Virginia creeper

Word Origin for vitaceous

C19: via New Latin Vītāceae, from Latin: vine
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