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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.]
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Noun1.wistaria - any flowering vine of the genus Wisteriawistaria - 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
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The reference is no doubt to the Wistaria frutescens.
Betts in the cottage with the wistaria next the blacksmith's?
I was raised on Hawthorn Road and Roger actually lived on Beech Street, which I believe is now Wistaria Road, and his mum and mine were good friends.
Kobus, five varieties of Wistaria', Acer polymorphum [A.
<i>Do you mark how the wistaria, sun-impacted on this wall here,
"William Faulkner's Wistaria: The Tragic Scent of the South." Southern Studies 11.1-2 (2004): 1-9.
Highworth's "pleasant late Georgian Congregational church" seems to sit in a prelapsarian setting in which "wistaria and vines trail" over "walled gardens with pears and plums" (231, 232).
These include the short story "The Giant Wistaria" and the unpublished play "In the Name of the King!
I might have been if David Cameron had come over all righteous anger BEFORE he trousered the money to cut back his wistaria, but not afterwards.
Diverting the focus of attention to Faulkner's aesthetic devices, I contend that from the 'wistaria vine' on the very first page, beyond Rosa's 'eternal black' (AA 7) (13), and 'impotent and static rage' (7), and all the way up to 'the wistaria Mississippi summer', on the very last pages, beyond the smoke and fire of Sutpen's collapsing house, loss in this novel is dressed in an abundance of elegiac properties, and that it is in these where the latent affirmative aspect beyond Faulkner's decomposing structure and seemingly dark message lies.
The 42-year-old Wistaria four-time race winner in similar winds placed her 2007 prospects in damage control when she was flattened washing the masthead wind gear during a frightening broach as skipper Scott Patrick relentlessly chased Saltash II.
At Wistaria Lodge, a residential unit for young people in Earlsdon Avenue South, manager Dave Saunders gratefully accepted 20 Easter eggs.