vitaceous

vitaceous

[vahy-tey-shuhs]
adjective
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

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vitaceous (vaɪˈteɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C19: via New Latin Vītāceae, from Latin: vine]

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