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Definition of "wisteria" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wisteria" in a sentence
  • "The manicured roses in their beds by the white picket fence were showing lips of pink on their buds, and the wisteria was a cascade of lavender."
  • "The wisteria is another flower which is cultivated in great quantities in Japan."
  • "Over by the gate the spirea had ventured into showering sprays exhaling a shy and fugitive fragrance, and what had been a blur of gray cables strung upon the oaks had begun to bud with emerald and blossom with amethyst -- the wisteria was a-borning."