noun wis·te·ria \wis-ˈtir-ē-ə\

: a plant that grows as a thick vine with large bunches of purple or white flowers

Full Definition of WISTERIA

:  any of a genus (Wisteria) of mostly woody leguminous vines of China, Japan, and the southeastern United States that have pinnately compound leaves and long racemes of showy blue, white, purple, or rose papilionaceous flowers and that include several (as W. sinensis and W. floribunda) grown as ornamentals

Variants of WISTERIA

wis·te·ria also wis·tar·ia \-ˈtir-ē-ə also -ˈter-\

Illustration of WISTERIA

Origin of WISTERIA

New Latin Wisteria, from Caspar Wistar †1818 American physician
First Known Use: 1842
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noun wis·te·ria \wi-ˈstir-ē-ə\

Definition of WISTERIA for Kids

:  a woody vine that is grown for its long clusters of violet, white, or pink flowers

Variants of WISTERIA

wis·te·ria also wis·tar·ia \-ˈstir-ē-ə, -ˈster-\


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