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wisteria Line breaks: wis|teria
Pronunciation: /wɪˈstɪərɪə/
(also wistaria wɪˈstɛːrɪə)

Definition of wisteria in English:


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
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.


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

Words that rhyme with wisteria

Algeria, anterior, bacteria, Bashkiria, cafeteria, criteria, cryptomeria, diphtheria, exterior, hysteria, Iberia, inferior, interior, Liberia, listeria, Nigeria, posterior, Siberia, superior, ulterior
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