Definition of cissus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsisəs/


A woody climbing vine of the grape family, with trifoliate leaves that are sometimes evergreen.
  • Genus Cissus, family Vitaceae: several species, especially C. incisa of the central and southeastern US.
Example sentences
  • I've some type of cissus, that does best in brightest light in winter but out of direct sun in summer.


Modern Latin: from Greek kissos 'ivy'.

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Syllabification: cis·sus

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