virgin's bower

noun

: any of several usually small-flowered and climbing clematises (especially Clematis virginiana)

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of virgin's bower was circa 1597

Dictionary Entries Near virgin's bower

Cite this Entry

“Virgin's bower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virgin%27s%20bower. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on virgin's bower

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!