follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

vitaceous

[vahy-tey-shuh s] /vaɪˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Vitaceae, the grape family of plants.
Compare grape family.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Vitace(ae) family name (Vit(is) genus name (Latin vītis vine) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for vitaceous

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
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin Vītāceae, from Latin: vine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for vitaceous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for vitaceous

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends