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wis·ter·i·a(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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|Noun||1.||wistaria - 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
American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens - an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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