vitaceous

vitaceous
/vuy tay"sheuhs/, adj.
belonging to the Vitaceae, the grape family of plants. Cf. grape family.
[ < NL Vitace(ae) family name (Vit(is) genus name (L vitis vine) + -aceae -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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