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wisteria

[ wi-steer-ee-uh ]

noun

  1. any climbing shrub belonging to the genus Wisteria, of the legume family, having showy, pendent clusters of blue-violet, white, purple, or rose flowers.


wisteria

/ wɪˈstɪərɪə /

noun

  1. any twining leguminous woody climbing plant of the genus Wisteria, of E Asia and North America, having blue, purple, or white flowers in large drooping clusters


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wisteria1

< New Latin Wistaria (1818), named after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), U.S. anatomist; -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wisteria1

C19: from New Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), American anatomist

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Example Sentences

What happened on Wisteria Lane in its eighth season just could not compete with that reality.

And Susan leaves Wisteria Lane to help her daughter, Julie, raise her baby.

The modern Japanese wisteria workbaskets for ladies have one or more Swastikas woven in their sides or covers.

It had a wide bertha, cuffs and over panels of wisteria panne velvet.

It was a one-piece frock of fine wisteria-colored broadcloth which her captain had designed and made.

In a square box, smelling of sandalwood, was an exquisite kimono of palest pink crêpe, embroidered with wisteria blossoms.

He taught us not to be so ignorant as to call them lilies, just as he taught us not to say 'wisteria.'

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