plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Vitis, type genus + -aceae

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“Vitaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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