Definition of Genus vitis
1. Noun. The type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Vitaceae, Grapevine Family, Vitaceae, Vitidaceae
Member holonyms: Grape, Grape Vine, Grapevine, Fox Grape, Vitis Labrusca, Muscadine, Vitis Rotundifolia, Common Grape Vine, Vinifera, Vinifera Grape, Vitis Vinifera
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vitis
Literary usage of Genus vitis
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1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"De Candolle, Prodromus. genus Vitis is found indigenous in the equinoctial regions of both continents, and extends into the temperate zones as far southward ..."
2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1893)
"THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE genus vitis IN KANSAS. BY A. 8. ... So far as I have been able to ascertain, the genus Vitis is represented in Kansas by five ..."
3. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Julius Sachs (1887)
"The genus Vitis is one of those of which the sexual inter-crossing of species is very extensive and clearly established. ' In N.America the following ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"Don, in the ' Gardener's Dictionary,' gives descriptions of forty species of the genus Vitis. They are found principally in Asia and America. ..."