virgin'sbower

virgin's-bower

[vur-jinz-bou-er]
a climbing vine, Clematis virginiana, of eastern North America, having branching clusters of small, white flowers and seed pods with silky, grayish plumes.

Origin:
1590–1600

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virgin's-bower
 
n
any of several American clematis plants, esp Clematis virginiana, of E North America, which has clusters of small white flowers

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