Definition of clematis in English:

clematis

Line breaks: clem|atis
Pronunciation: /ˈklɛmətɪs
 
, kləˈmeɪtɪs
 
/

noun

A climbing plant of the buttercup family which bears white, pink, or purple flowers and feathery seeds. Several kinds are cultivated as ornamentals.
  • Genus Clematis, family Ranunculaceae
More 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.

Origin

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

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