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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.
The shocking past of the nowdemolished Wisteria Lodge, in Earlsdon, came to light when two former care workers were jailed for the physical and psychological abuse of teenagers at the home in the 1980s.
Summer prune wisteria - this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
The wisteria vines that claim the old mill school run through town and on to the river.
Two of the most popular varieties in Britain are Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) and Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria).
And it's hard to go anywhere in the UK at the moment without spotting a glorious wisteria in full flower.
And it's hard to go anywhere at the moment without spotting a glorious wisteria in full flower.
The commission will vote on an encompassing land-use plan change that might ban transferring transient development rights called Rate of Growth Ordinance, or ROGO, units to an island designated offshore, which might comprise these islands as Ballast Key and Wisteria Island.
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).
The familiar fronds of striking fragrant lilac-blue blooms of wisteria adorning walls or draped over trellises and pergolas are an amazing sight.
T Sunrise Wisteria carrying containers, 52,363 tonnes diesel oil and 11,500 tonnes palm oil were allotted berths at Qasim InternationalContainer Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively on Wednesday.