wisteria[wis tir′ē ə]
wisteria definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Wisteria) of twining woody vines or shrubs of the pea family, with fruits that are pods and showy clusters of bluish, white, pink, or purplish flowers: native to the E U.S. and E Asia
Origin: Modern Latin after Casper Wistar (1761-1818), American anatomist
wisteria definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several climbing woody vines of the genus Wisteria in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of showy purplish or white flowers.
Origin: New Latin Wisteria, genus name, after Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), American physician.