wisteria
also wistaria noun Etymology: New Latin Wisteria, from Caspar Wistar died 1818 American physician Date: 1842 any of a genus (Wisteria) of mostly woody leguminous vines of China, Japan, and the southeastern United States that have pinnately compound leaves and long racemes of showy blue, white, purple, or rose papilionaceous flowers and that include several (as W. sinensis and W. floribunda) grown as ornamentals

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  • Wisteria — Chinesische Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), Illustration Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wisteria — (Кофс Харбор,Австралия) Категория отеля …   Каталог отелей

  • wisteria — ☆ wisteria [wister′ē əwis tir′ē ə ] n. [ModL, after Casper Wistar (1761 1818), Am anatomist] 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Wisteria — Wis*te ri*a, n. Same as {Wistaria}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wisterĭa — (W. Nutt.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie Papilionaceae Phaseoleae Wisterieae, 17. Kl. 4. Ordn. L.; Arten: W. chinensis, in China; W. floribunda, in Japan; W. frutescens, in Nordamerika; schönblühende Schlingsträucher …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wisteria —   [nach dem amerikanischen Anatomen Casper Wistar, * 1761, ✝ 1818], Botanik: die Glyzine. * * * Wis|te|ria, die; [nach dem amerik. Anatomen C. Wistar (1761 1818)]: Glyzine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • wisteria — (n.) 1819, formed by Thomas Nuttall, English botanist, in recognition of American anatomist Caspar Wistar (1761 1818) of Philadelphia. The e apparently is a misprint …   Etymology dictionary

  • wisteria — is the usual form for the climbing plant, not wistaria. It is named after the 18c American anatomist Casper Wistar (or Wister) …   Modern English usage

  • wisteria — (also wistaria) ► NOUN ▪ a climbing shrub with hanging clusters of pale bluish lilac flowers. ORIGIN named after the American anatomist Caspar Wistar (or Wister) (1761 1818) …   English terms dictionary

  • Wisteria —   Wisteria Wisteria floreciendo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Wisteria — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Glycine. Wisteria …   Wikipédia en Français

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