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wisteria

[wi-steer-ee-uh] /wɪˈstɪər i ə/
noun
1.
any climbing shrub belonging to the genus Wisteria, of the legume family, having showy, pendent clusters of blue-violet, white, purple, or rose flowers.
Also, wistaria
[wi-steer-ee-uh, -stair-] /wɪˈstɪər i ə, -ˈstɛər-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Neo-Latin Wistaria (1818), named after Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), U.S. anatomist; see -ia
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  • Craning out of the new wisteria, fruit smears in the west.
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wisteria

/wɪˈstɪərɪə/
noun
1.
any twining leguminous woody climbing plant of the genus Wisteria, of E Asia and North America, having blue, purple, or white flowers in large drooping clusters
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (1761–1818), American anatomist
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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