• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ampelopsis (Bot) A genus formerly including the Virginia creeper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ampelopsis 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. A. quinquefolia is the well-known Virginia creeper, sometimes called American ivy, and erroneously woodbine. It has digitate leaves, climbs by clinging tendrils, and is frequently cultivated for covering walls and arbors. The Japanese A. tricuspidata, with simple leaves, is used for the same purpose.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'a`mpelos vine + 'o`psis appearance


In literature:

For often one sees festooned from one rotted tree to another the ampelopsis vine.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
The Ampelopsis Arborea woodbine is useful for entrances.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend

In news:

Porcelainberry ( Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ) is native to China, Korea, Japan and far eastern Russia.
Painted in delicate blues, pinks, and purples, the fruits of porcelain berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) shimmer like fine china in October.