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clematis

noun cle·ma·tis \ˈkle-mə-təs; kli-ˈma-təs, -ˈmā-, -ˈmä-\

: a climbing plant that has large pink, purple, red, or white flowers

Full Definition of CLEMATIS

:  any of a genus (Clematis) of vines or herbs of the buttercup family often having three leaflets on each leaf and usually white, red, pink, or purple flowers
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Origin of CLEMATIS

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, from Greek klēmatis brushwood, clematis, from klēmat-, klēma twig, from klan to break — more at clast
First Known Use: 1578

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