Definitions for wisteriawɪˈstɪər i ə; -ˈstɪər-, -ˈstɛər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wis•te•ri•awɪˈstɪər i ə; -ˈstɪər-, -ˈstɛər-(n.)(pl.)-te•ri•as or -tar•i•as.

also wis•tar•i•a

  1. any climbing shrub of the genus Wisteria, of the legume family, with pendent flower clusters in white, pale purple, or pink.

    Category: Plants

Origin of wisteria:

< NL Wistaria (1818), after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), U.S. anatomist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisteria, wistaria(noun)

    any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria


  1. wisteria(Noun)

    Any of several woody climbing vines, of the genus Wisteria, native to the East Asian countries of China, Korea, and Japan and the eastern United States.


  1. Wisteria

    Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing bines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants, especially in China and Japan. An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or 'water wisteria' is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wisteria

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. Members contain wistarin, wisteria lectin and wistariasaponin.


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