capitalized : a large genus of widely distributed chiefly tropical woody vines (family Vitaceae) related to the grape but differing especially in having tetramerous flowers with expanding separate petals and largely persistent foliage and often fleshy or somewhat succulent leaves
plural cissus : any plant of the genus Cissus see marine ivy

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kissos ivy

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“Cissus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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