Definition of ampelopsis in US English:

ampelopsis

noun

  • Any of several woody vines of the grape family.

    Genus Ampelopsis, family Vitaceae: several species, including American ampelopsis (A. cordata), the pepper vine (ampelopsis arborea) and the porcelainberry (A. brevipedunculata)

    • ‘I don't think its a type of Ampelopsis although the leaves look similar.’
    • ‘I have collected in the last quarter of a century more than 30 different varieties of Ampelopsis and Parthenocissus.’
    • ‘This variety of Ampelopsis is easily kept within bounds, it actually only climbs to 8 ft. or so.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek ampelos ‘vine’ + opsis ‘appearance’.

Pronunciation

ampelopsis

/ˌampəˈläpsəs/