Lady's bower

Lady's bower
Lady's bower La"dy's bow"er . (Bot.) A climbing plant with fragrant blossoms ({Clematis vitalba}). [1913 Webster]

Note: This term is sometimes applied to other plants of the same genus. [1913 Webster]

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