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ampelopsis

Syllabification: am·pe·lop·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌampəˈläpsəs
 
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Definition of ampelopsis in English:

noun (plural same)

Any of several woody vines of the grape family.
  • Genus Ampelopsis, family Vitaceae: several species, including American ampelopsis (A. cordata), the pepper vine (ampelopsis arborea) and the porcelainberry (A. brevipedunculata)
Example sentences
  • I don't think its a type of Ampelopsis although the leaves look similar.
  • This variety of Ampelopsis is easily kept within bounds, it actually only climbs to 8 ft. or so.
  • I have collected in the last quarter of a century more than 30 different varieties of Ampelopsis and Parthenocissus.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek ampelos 'vine' + opsis 'appearance'.

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