from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, of the natural order Vitaceæ, nearly allied to the grape (Vitis), and united with it by some authorities.


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  • It aned strange that they had made no igements for the care of their houseplants. pradescantias, peperomias, a cissus that ibed to the ceiling on carefully spaced igs, a Joseph's coat, a variegated ivy, all ing down leaves that were limp and parched.

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  • I here halted the party for breakfast by the side of a stream and, on casting my eyes upwards, I found that I was in a sort of natural grapery, for the tree under which I lay was covered with a plant which bears a sort of grape and I believe is a species of cissus.

    Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 1

  • The ketosterones found in Incarnate come from cissus quadrangularis

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