virgin's-bower

[vur-jinz-bou-er]

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

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  9. virginals,
  10. virginia

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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