Definitions

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  • n. A vine of the genus Ampelopsis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus formerly including the Virginia creeper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, natural order Vitaceæ, scarcely distinguishable from Vitis (and united with it by Bentham and Hooker), except in having no conspicuous disk at the base of the ovary.

Etymologies

Modern Latin genus name, from Ancient Greek ἄμπελος ("vine") + ὄψις ("appearance"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Elsewhere, again, might be seen the first awakening of this Maytime of the leaves, and those of an ampelopsis, a smiling miracle, like a red hawthorn flowering in winter, had that very morning all ‘come out,’ so to speak, in blossom.

    Swann's Way

  • For often one sees festooned from one rotted tree to another the ampelopsis vine.

    The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.

  • Gothic house next to St. Joseph's, a trim little Gothic house covered with the oiled curls of an ampelopsis still undyed by autumn's henna.

    The Altar Steps

  • They crossed the street to the rectory, an old-fashioned house nestling among the trees, the parapet and pillars of its broad veranda almost hidden by a heavy growth of ampelopsis.

    Charred Wood

  • The Japan ampelopsis (_A. tricuspidata_ or _Veitchii_) is a good clinging vine, growing very rapidly when once established, and brilliantly colored after the first fall frosts.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The tendency has been towards using the hardy vines, of which the ampelopsis, or Virginia creeper, is one of the most common.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Elsewhere, again, might be seen the first awakening of this Maytime of the leaves, and those of an ampelopsis, a smiling miracle, like a red hawthorn flowering in winter, had that very morning all 'come out,' so to speak, in blossom.

    Swann's Way

  • Between the slightly overcrowded urns and statues there were bright dashes of color, here of dahlias in full bloom, there of reddening garlands of ampelopsis or Virginia creeper.

    The Inner Shrine

  • On the wall of a neighboring brick house, Virginia creeper and ampelopsis added fuel to the fire of surrounding color, while a maple in the middle distance blazed with all the hues that might have flamed in Moses's burning bush.

    The Street Called Straight

  • On the bosom of her dress was fixed a spray of brilliant ampelopsis leaves; it was her only ornament, but none could have been more striking.

    Stella Fregelius

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