am·​pe·​lop·​sis | \ ˌampəˈläpsə̇s \

Definition of ampelopsis

1 capitalized : a genus of woody climbers (family Vitaceae) closely related to Vitis and distinguished by the separate petals and the absence of adhesive disks on the tendrils
2 plural ampelopsis : a plant of the genus Parthenocissus: such as
a : boston ivy
b : virginia creeper

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First Known Use of ampelopsis

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampelopsis

New Latin, from ampel- + -opsis

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“Ampelopsis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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