plural noun
Vi·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ vīˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Vitaceae

: a family of woody or herbaceous vines (order Rhamnales) having simple, palmate, or pinnate leaves, usually tendril-bearing stems, and small greenish clustered flowers succeeded by a several-seeded berry — see cissus, parthenocissus , vitis

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Other Words from Vitaceae

vitaceous \ (ˈ)vī¦tāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Vitaceae

New Latin, from Vitis, type genus + -aceae

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“Vitaceae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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