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clematis

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clematis \Clem"a*tis\ (kl[e^]m"[.a]*t[i^]s), noun [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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

clematis

noun

1: any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers


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