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 (wĭ-stîr′ē-ə) also wis·tar·i·a (wĭ-stâr′-)
Any of several climbing woody vines of the genus Wisteria in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of showy purplish or white flowers.

[New Latin Wisteria, genus name, after Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), American physician.]


(wɪˈstɪərɪə) or


(Plants) any twining leguminous woody climbing plant of the genus Wisteria, of E Asia and North America, having blue, purple, or white flowers in large drooping clusters
[C19: from New Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), American anatomist]


(wɪˈstɪər i ə)

also wis•tar•i•a

(-ˈstɪər-, -ˈstɛər-)

n., pl. -te•ri•as or -tar•i•as.
any climbing shrub of the genus Wisteria, of the legume family, with pendent flower clusters in white, pale purple, or pink.
[< New Latin Wistaria (1818), after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), U.S. anatomist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wisteria - any flowering vine of the genus Wisteriawisteria - any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria
genus Wisteria - Asiatic deciduous woody vine having large drooping racemes of white or bluish or purple or pinkish flowers and velvety pods; widely grown as an ornamental
Japanese wistaria, Wisteria floribunda - having flowers of pink to mauve or violet-blue
Chinese wistaria, Wisteria chinensis - having deep purple flowers
American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens - an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers
silky wisteria, Wisteria venusta - a wisteria of China having white flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface


[wɪsˈtɪərɪə] Nglicina f, vistaria f


[wɪˈstɪəriə] nglycine f


nGlyzinie f, → Wistarie f


[wɪsˈtɪərɪə] nglicine m
References in classic literature ?
Methinks there's a genius Roams in the mountains, Girdled with ivy And robed in wisteria, Lips ever smiling, Of noble demeanour, Driving the yellow pard, Tiger-attended, Couched in a chariot With banners of cassia, Cloaked with the orchid, And crowned with azaleas; Culling the perfume Of sweet flowers, he leaves In the heart a dream-blossom, Memory haunting.
The Countess Olenska had said "after five"; and at half after the hour Newland Archer rang the bell of the peeling stucco house with a giant wisteria throttling its feeble cast-iron balcony, which she had hired, far down West Twenty-third Street, from the vagabond Medora.
Wisteria is part of the pea family but it will reward you in flowers, not veg.
Contract Awarded for Design and build The Wisteria and Wisteria Mall, a mixed-use development located next to the Khatib MRT station
I've had a lovely wisteria for five years but this is the first year I have had a few flowers.
Summer | prune wisteria - this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
Draw for Friday's finals - 500 Maiden: 1 Kelva Destiny, 2 Bolton Steel, 3 Wisteria, 4 Diesel Bolt, 5 Swabys Millward (w), 6 Young Rapid (w).
SUMMER prune wisteria - this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
The familiar fronds of striking fragrant lilac-blue blooms of wisteria adorning walls or draped over trellises and pergolas are an amazing sight.
Police launched an investigation earlier this year after a woman contacted them to say she had been abused at Wisteria Lodge in Earlsdon.
HITTING THE HEIGHTS OF BEAUTY WITH WISTERIA is perhaps the most spectacular climber we grow in this country.
HITTING THE HEIGHTS OF Beauty WITH WISTERIA HITTING THE HEIGHTS OF Beauty WITH WISTERIA WISTERIA is perhaps the most spectacular climber we grow in this country.