cissus

cissus

[sis-uhs]
noun
any of numerous tropical and subtropical vines of the genus Cissus, including the grape ivy and the kangaroo vine.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek kissós ivy

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cissus (ˈsɪsəs)
 
n
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
 
[New Latin, from Greek kissos ivy]

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