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vitaceous

[ vahy-tey-shuhs ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Vitaceae, the grape family of plants.


vitaceous

/ vaɪˈteɪʃəs /

adjective

  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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitaceous1

< New Latin Vitace ( ae ) family name ( Vit ( is ) genus name ( Latin vītis vine) + -aceae -aceae ) + -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitaceous1

C19: via New Latin Vītāceae, from Latin: vine

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