Definition of wisteria in English:

wisteria

Line breaks: wis|teria
Pronunciation: /wɪˈstɪərɪə
 
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(also wistaria /-ˈstɛːrɪə/)

noun

  • A climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of fragrant flowers, typically pale bluish-lilac in colour. Native to eastern Asia and North America, ornamental varieties are widely grown on walls and pergolas.
    • Genus Wisteria, family Leguminosae: several species
    More example sentences
    • The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring.
    • Even though Japanese principles and classic flowering trees and shrubs such as wisterias, magnolias and flowering cherries have been used, everything has been sourced locally.
    • First, he planted a Japanese wisteria at the base of each pole.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (or Wister) (1761–1818), American anatomist.

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