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wis·ter·i·a

 (wĭ-stîr′ē-ə) also wis·tar·i·a (wĭ-stâr′-)
n.
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.]

wisteria

(wɪˈstɪərɪə) or

wistaria

n
(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]

wis•te•ri•a

(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
Translations
visteri

wisteria

[wɪsˈtɪərɪə] Nglicina f, vistaria f

wisteria

[wɪˈstɪəriə] nglycine f

wisteria

nGlyzinie f, → Wistarie f

wisteria

[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 thrives on a sunny wall in a well-draining but moisture-retentive soil.
| SUMMER-PRUNE wisteria. Cut back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
SPRING may seem a long way off, but if you prune your wisteria now, you should have masses of beautiful hanging flower racemes (clusters) in a few months' time.
| SUMMER-PRUNE wisteria - this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
| Summer prune wisteria - this just means cutting back long whippy shoots to about six leaves.
Whether it's rose covered, festooned with fragrant wisteria, or adorned with clematis, an arbor evokes a sense of wistful nostalgia and beckons one to linger in the garden setting.
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.