any climbing, woody vine or shrub belonging to the genus Ampelopsis, of the grape family, having small greenish flowers and inedible berries.

1803; < Neo-Latin < Greek ámpel(os) grapevine + ópsis -opsis Unabridged
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ampelopsis (ˌæmpɪˈlɒpsɪs)
any woody vine of the vitaceous genus Ampelopsis, of tropical and subtropical Asia and America
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ampelos grapevine]

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