ampelopsis

noun am·pe·lop·sis \ˌampəˈläpsə̇s\

Definition of ampelopsis

  1. 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. 2 plural ampelopsis :  a plant of the genus Parthenocissus: such as a :  boston ivy b :  virginia creeper

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Origin and Etymology of ampelopsis

New Latin, from ampel- + -opsis


First Known Use: 1806


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