clematis[klem′ə tis, klə mat′is]
any of a genus (Clematis) of perennial plants and woody vines of the buttercup family, with bright-colored flowers of varying size and form
Origin of clematisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek klēmatis, brushwood, clematis ; from klēma, vine, cutting: see clastic
Any of various ornamental, mostly climbing plants of the genus Clematis in the buttercup family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having showy, variously colored flowers or decorative fruit clusters.
Origin of clematisLatin clēmatis, a creeping plant, from Greek klēmatis, from klēma, klēmat-, twig.
From Latin clematis, from Ancient Greek κληματίς (klēmatis, “brushwood, clematis”).