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clem·a·tis

 (klĕm′ə-tĭs, klĭ-măt′ĭs)
n.
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.]

clematis

(ˈklɛmətɪs; kləˈmeɪtɪs)
n
(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)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clematis - any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowersclematis - 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 lasiantha, pipestem clematis - clematis of California
Clematis ochreleuca, curly-heads - shrubby clematis of the eastern United States having curly foliage
Clematis tangutica, golden clematis - Chinese clematis with serrate leaves and large yellow flowers
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
Translations
pavetinapavitina
powojnik
akasma

clematis

[ˈklemətɪs] Nclemátide f

clematis

[ˈklɛmətɪs kləˈmeɪtɪs] [clematis] (pl) nclématite f

clematis

nWaldrebe f, → Klematis f

clematis

[ˈklɛmətɪs] nclematide f
References in classic literature ?
Nature has a place for the wild Clematis as well as for the cabbage.
Sometimes they would work on the side porch where the clematis and woodbine shaded them from the hot sun.
In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars.
D'Artagnan had just passed the Rue Cassette, and already perceived the door of his friend's house, shaded by a mass of sycamores and clematis which formed a vast arch opposite the front of it, when he perceived something like a shadow issuing from the Rue Servandoni.
The news of the arrival of the Pharaon had not yet reached the old man, who, mounted on a chair, was amusing himself by training with trembling hand the nasturtiums and sprays of clematis that clambered over the trellis at his window.
Well, then, with the first money I touch, I mean you to have a small house, with a garden in which to plant clematis, nasturtiums, and honeysuckle.
None had such lovely trees standing around, or was so covered with trailing clematis and sweet woodbine; none had such good beer and such humming ale; nor, in wintertime, when the north wind howled and snow drifted around the hedges, was there to be found, elsewhere, such a roaring fire as blazed upon the hearth of the Blue Boar.
We passed a very pretty little hotel, with clematis and creeper over the porch; but there was no honeysuckle about it, and, for some reason or other, I had got my mind fixed on honeysuckle, and I said:
Thus a spray of clematis would completely obscure Cassiopeia, or blot out with its black pattern myriads of miles of the Milky Way.
Then an army of gardeners arrived with fairy carts and spades and seeds and bulbs and forcing-houses, and soon they had a flower garden to the right of the verandah and a vegetable garden to the left, and roses and clematis on the walls of the house, and in less time than five minutes all these dear things were in full bloom.
The nurse and I managed to chase them away, but not before they had trampled down a border of pinks and lilies in the cruellest way, and made great holes in a bed of China roses, and even begun to nibble at a Jackmanni clematis that I am trying to persuade to climb up a tree trunk.
From without came the pleasant murmur of bees and many lazier insects floating over the gorgeous flower beds, resting for a while on the clematis which had made the piazza a blaze of purple splendour.