Definition of clematis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklemədəs/


A climbing plant of the buttercup family that bears white, pink, or purple flowers and feathery seeds. Several kinds are cultivated as ornamentals.
  • Genus Clematis, family Ranunculaceae.
Example sentences
  • Of note is the purple clematis which climbs up the wall.
  • Clematis alpina is usually among the earliest clematis to bloom in the spring.
  • Plant climbing flowers like morning glories or clematis at the foot of the arch.


Latin (also denoting the periwinkle), from Greek klēmatis, from klēma 'vine branch'.

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Syllabification: clem·a·tis

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