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clematis

[ klem-uh-tis, kli-mat-is ]
/ ˈklɛm ə tɪs, klɪˈmæt ɪs /
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noun

any of numerous plants or woody vines of the genus Clematis, including many species cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.

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Origin of clematis

1545–55; <Latin <Greek klēmatís name of several climbing plants
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British Dictionary definitions for clematis

clematis
/ (ˈklɛmətɪs, kləˈmeɪtɪs) /

noun

any N temperate ranunculaceous climbing plant or erect shrub of the genus Clematis, having plumelike fruits. Many species are cultivated for their large colourful flowersSee also traveller's joy
C16: from Latin, from Greek klēmatis climbing plant, brushwood, from klēma twig
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