ampelopsis

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ampelopsis

(ˌæmpɪˈlɒpsɪs)
n
(Plants) any woody vine of the vitaceous genus Ampelopsis, of tropical and subtropical Asia and America
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ampelos grapevine]
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Among them have been found the Kimiri, native of Sumatra and the peninsula of Malacca; the cocoa-nut of Balci, known by its shape and size; the Dadass, which is planted by the Malays with the pepper-vine, the latter intwining round its trunk, and supporting itself by the prickles on its stem; the soap-tree; the castor-oil plant; trunks of the sago palm; and various kinds of seeds unknown to the Malays settled on the islands.
This was about the forgotten countryside, the slow, meddlesome one, the one that is gradually being depleted year-after-year of people who wanted to stay there with its old pepper-vines that clambered across broken brick walls, its ponds - more algae green than sky-blue with no admirers and even less dissenters.