noun Vi·tis \ˈvītə̇s\

Definition of Vitis

  1. :  a large genus (the type of the family Vitaceae) of woody vines having simple often lobed leaves and small polygamously dioecious flowers with the petals united in a cap that falls away entire from the hypogynous disk — see grape 2

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Origin and Etymology of vitis

New Latin, from Latin, vine — more at withy

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