in some classifications
: a genus of chiefly North American vines or erect herbs (family Ranunculaceae) that have mostly solitary flowers with erect sepals and stamens and are usually included in the genus Clematis

Word History


New Latin, from French viorne clematis, from Latin viburnum wayfaring tree

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“Viorna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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