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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Candles lit the room, and Joseph covered the tables with purple clematis.
Or the clematis Thomas planted in her father’s memory that blooms vibrant purple.
The Comtesse de Bouchaud clematis and an anemone called Honorine Jobert flowered and were gone.
The borders are a mix of perennials; bulbs; small shrubs; and vines, including allium, clematis, peonies, lilies, delphinium, hosta and poppies.
A fence or trellis around it could be festooned with vines such as morning glories, clematis and, yes, climbing roses.
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CLEMATIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clematis for English Language Learners
: a climbing plant that has large pink, purple, red, or white flowers
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