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: 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
Any of the twining, usually woody vines that make up the genus Wisteria, of the pea family (seelegume), native mostly to Asia and North America. The leaves are pinnately compound (feathery). They are widely cultivated for their attractive spreading growth and beautiful, profuse flowers (blue, purple, rose, or white), which grow in large, drooping clusters. American wisteria (W. frutescens) and Kentucky wisteria (W. macrostachya) are native to the U.S.