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wisteria (wĬstēr´ēə) or wistaria (–târ´–), any plant of the genus Wisteria, woody twining vines of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), cultivated and highly esteemed for the beautiful pendent clusters of pealike flowers, lilac, white, or pink. There are two species (W. frutescens and W. macrostachya) native to the United States, found mostly in the Southeast, but the showier Asian species are the most commonly cultivated. One variety of the Japanese wisteria (W. floribunda var. macrobotrys) has flower clusters up to 3 ft (1 m) long. Wisteria is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

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wis·te·ri·a / wiˈstirēə/ (also wistaria / -ˈster-/ ) • n. a climbing shrub (genus Wisteria) of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers.

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wisteria

wisteria Genus of hardy, woody vines, native to North America, Japan, and China. They have showy, fragrant, pendulous flower clusters of purplish-white, pink or blue. Family Fabaceae/Leguminosae.

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wistaria

wistaria, wisteria climbing plant. XIX. f. name of Casper Wistar or Wister (1761–1818), Amer. anatomist; see -IA1.

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wistaria

wistaria: see wisteria.

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