American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several climbing plants of the genus Clematis, especially C. virginiana, of eastern North America, having clusters of white flowers and a cluster of seedlike fruits each with a feathery, persistent style. Also called old-man's-beard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several species of Clematis, primarily the European C. Vitalba, the traveler's-joy, also called old-man's-beard, and sometimes hedge-vine, maiden's-honesty, smokewood. The common American virgin's-bower is C. Virginiana, like the last a finely climbing and festooning plant, but with the flowers less white. The native virgin's-bower of Australia is C. microphylla.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a name given to several climbing plants of the genus Clematis, as Clematis Vitalba of Europe, and Clematis Virginiana of North America.
- n. common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
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