Clematis
Clematis Clem"a*tis (kl[e^]m"[.a]*t[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. klhmati`s brushwood, also (from its long, lithe branches) clematis. fr. klh^ma twig, shoot, fr. kla^n to break off.] (Bot.) A genus of flowering plants, of many species, mostly climbers, having feathery styles, which greatly enlarge in the fruit; -- called also {virgin's bower}. [1913 Webster]

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  • clematis — [klem′ə tis, klə mat′is] n. [L < Gr klēmatis, brushwood, clematis < klēma, vine, cutting: see CLASTIC] any of a genus (Clematis) of perennial plants and woody vines of the buttercup family, with bright colored flowers of varying size and… …   English World dictionary

  • clematis — plant genus, 1550s, from L. Clematis, from Gk. klematis, name of some kind of climbing or trailing plant (probably the periwinkle), dim. of klema vine branch, shoot or twig broken off (for grafting), from klan to break (see CLASTIC (Cf. clastic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clemătis — (C. L.) Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ranunculaceae Clematideae, Polyandrie, Polygynie L.; Arten: C. vitalba (Gemeine Waldrebe), klimmender Strauch an Zäunen, Mauern, Lauben, mit weißen Blumenbüscheln u. gefiederten, geschwänzten Samen;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Clematis — L. (Waldrebe), Gattung der Ranunkulazeen, Stauden oder rankende Sträucher mit gegenständigen, meist dreizähligen oder gefiederten Blättern, einzeln in cymösen oder in den ersten Graden traubigen Blüten und einsamigen, nußartigen, von dem kurzen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clematis — Clemătis L., Waldrebe, Gattung der Ranunkulazeen, Kräuter oder Sträucher mit kletternden Stengeln. Arten über die ganze Erde zerstreut, weiß, blau, auch rot, violett blühend. Zierpflanzen: C. viticélla L. (ital. Waldrebe), C. recta L. (steife… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clematis — Clematis, Waldrebe (Polyandria Polygynia Ranunculaceae), eine an Zierpflanzen reiche Gattung, zum Theil sehr schöne Schlingpflanzen zur Ueberkleidung von Lauben, Hütten u. dergl. m., so namentlich C. campaniflora, blau, Flammula, weiß, Viorna,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Clematis — f English: from the name of the flower (so named in the 16th century from Greek klēmatis climbing plant), perhaps under the influence of names such as CLEMENCE (SEE Clemence) and the ending is found in names such as PHYLLIS (SEE Phyllis) …   First names dictionary

  • clematis — ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental climbing plant bearing white, pink, or purple flowers and feathery seeds. ORIGIN Greek kl matis, from kl ma vine branch …   English terms dictionary

  • Clematis — For the township in Australia, see Clematis, Victoria. Clematis Clematis Nelly Moser Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Clematis —   Clematis …   Wikipedia Español

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