vitaceous

[ vahy-tey-shuhs ]
/ vaɪˈteɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Vitaceae, the grape family of plants.

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Origin of vitaceous

<New Latin Vitace(ae) family name (Vit(is) genus name (Latin vītis vine) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for vitaceous

vitaceous
/ (vaɪˈteɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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