Vitis, genus Vitis(noun)
the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
a genus of plants including all true grapevines
Origin: [L., a vine.]
Vitis is a genus of about 60 species of vining plants in the flowering plant family Vitaceae. The genus is made up of species predominantly from the Northern hemisphere. It is economically important as the source of grapes, both for direct consumption of the fruit and for fermentation to produce wine. The study and cultivation of grapevines is called viticulture.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vī′tis, n. a genus of plants, including the grape.—n. Vit′icide, a vine-destroyer, vine-pest.—adj. Vitic′olous, inhabiting, or produced upon, the vine.—ns. Vit′iculture, cultivation of the vine; Viticul′tūrist. [L. vitis, a vine—viēre, to twist.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus in the family VITACEAE, order Rhamnales, subclass Rosidae. It is a woody vine cultivated worldwide. It is best known for grapes, the edible fruit and used to make WINE and raisins.
The numerical value of vitis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vitis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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