cissus

noun

cis·​sus
ˈsisəs
1
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
2
plural cissus : any plant of the genus Cissus see marine ivy

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kissos ivy

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“Cissus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cissus. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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