1. Vitis

noun. the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes.


  • muscadine
  • genus Vitis
  • vinifera grape
  • grape
  • grape vine
  • Vitis rotundifolia
  • vinifera
  • magnoliopsid genus
  • Vitis vinifera
  • grapevine
  • Vitaceae
  • Vitidaceae
  • Vitis labrusca
  • common grape vine
  • fox grape
  • dicot genus
  • family Vitaceae

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Several species of mites infest grapes, says URI Extension, including the grape erineum mite (Colomerus vitis), two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) and European red mite (Panonychus ulmi).