clematis

noun
cle·​ma·​tis | \ ˈkle-mə-təs How to pronounce clematis (audio) ; kli-ˈma-təs How to pronounce clematis (audio) , -ˈmā-, -ˈmä- \

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

Examples of clematis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Group three clematis flower in late summer or fall on new growth produced that season. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Knowing when to prune clematis vines depends on which type your garden has," 7 Nov. 2020 Group one clematis bloom in spring on growth from the previous year. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Knowing when to prune clematis vines depends on which type your garden has," 7 Nov. 2020 There are phlox, black-eyed Susans, and a lot of clematis. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This historic Whitefish Bay home was known for its accessible gardens. The new owners are restoring them.," 28 Aug. 2020 Milt did not know that there are two types of clematis. John Kelly, Washington Post, "When it comes to uncomfortable truths, some things are better left unsaid," 29 July 2020 This Lakewood flower farm and farm stand sells dahlias, snapdragons, zinnias, roses, peonies, clematis, sunflowers and more throughout the growing season. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Where to buy local flowers for your mother, your neighbor or yourself," 28 Apr. 2020 Milt, of Arlington, did not mean to run the lawn mower over the clematis his wife had just planted. John Kelly, Washington Post, "When it comes to uncomfortable truths, some things are better left unsaid," 29 July 2020 Plantings include hosta, hydrangea, lamb's ears, clematis, herbs and more. Julie Washington, cleveland, "GardenWalk Cleveland to highlight hard yard work during coronavirus shutdown with masks, social distancing," 6 July 2020 There’s a large, landscaped pool with one spot shaded by a stone and wood trellis and clematis vines. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Mix of woods and glass give inhabitants of $3.45M log home soaring views of nature," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of clematis

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clematis

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

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“Clematis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clematis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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clematis

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English Language Learners Definition of clematis

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

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