virgin's-bower

[ vur-jinz-bou-er ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒɪnzˈbaʊ ər /

a climbing vine, Clematis virginiana, of eastern North America, having branching clusters of small, white flowers and seed pods with silky, grayish plumes.

Origin of virgin's-bower

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for virgin's-bower

virgin's-bower

noun

any of several American clematis plants, esp Clematis virginiana, of E North America, which has clusters of small white flowers

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