Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The virgin's-bower, Clematis Vitalba: so named as climbing over hedges and adorning the way. This is a vigorous species, with a woody stem sometimes as thick as the wrist, and widely climbing branches. Its inner bark is used in Switzerland for straining milk; the slender shoots in France serve to bind fagots; while the young tips are sometimes pickled. An infusion of the roots and stems in boiling oil is a successful application for itch. Also called
lady's-bower. See cut under virgin's-bower.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) the Clematis vitalba, a climbing plant with white flowers.
- n. vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
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