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wisteria

Syllabification: wis·te·ri·a
Pronunciation: /wəˈstirēə
 
/
(also wistaria /-ˈste(ə)r-/)

Definition of wisteria in English:

noun

A climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers. Native to North America and eastern Asia, 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.

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