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 of wisteriaModL, after Casper Wistar (1761-1818), American anatomist
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 of wisteriaNew Latin Wisteria genus name after Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), American physician
(countable and uncountable, plural wisterias)
New Latin, after Caspar Wistar [sic] +"Ž -ia