Definition of wisteria in English:

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wisteria

Pronunciation: /wɪˈstɪərɪə/
(also wistaria /wɪˈstɛːrɪə/)

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.
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.

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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