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