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Any of various ornamental, mostly climbing plants of the genus Clematis in the buttercup family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having showy, variously colored flowers or decorative fruit clusters.
[Latin clēmatis, a creeping plant, from Greek klēmatis, from klēma, klēmat-, twig.]
(Plants) any N temperate ranunculaceous climbing plant or erect shrub of the genus Clematis, having plumelike fruits. Many species are cultivated for their large colourful flowers. See also traveller's joy
[C16: from Latin, from Greek klēmatis climbing plant, brushwood, from klēma twig]
clem•a•tis(ˈklɛm ə tɪs, klɪˈmæt ɪs)
any of numerous plants or woody vines belonging to the genus Clematis, of the buttercup family, including many species cultivated for their showy flowers.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek klēmatís name of several climbing plants]
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|Noun||1.||clematis - any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers|
genus Clematis - large genus of deciduous or evergreen woody vines or erect herbs
Clematis baldwinii, pine hyacinth, Viorna baldwinii - erect clematis of Florida having pink to purple flowers
blue jasmine, blue jessamine, Clematis crispa, curly clematis, marsh clematis - climber of southern United States having bluish-purple flowers
Clematis ochreleuca, curly-heads - shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
Clematis texensis, scarlet clematis - woody vine of Texas having showy solitary nodding scarlet flowers
Clematis versicolor, leather flower - woody vine of the southern United States having purple or blue flowers with leathery recurved sepals
Clematis viorna, leather flower, vase vine, vase-fine - scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals
Clematis virginiana, devil's darning needle, virgin's bower, old man's beard - common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
Clematis vitalba, traveler's joy, traveller's joy, old man's beard - vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
Clematis verticillaris, mountain clematis, purple clematis, purple virgin's bower - climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
climber - a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants