from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of wisteria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of climbing leguminous plants bearing long, pendulous clusters of pale bluish flowers. Now commonly spelled Wisteria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous plants, of the tribe Galegeæ and subtribe Tephrosieæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The wistaria is a very Japanese flower, and it has a feminine elegance.
It was the seed of a wistaria fruit he had brought into his home earlier.
“The wistaria pods had chosen midnight to explode and distribute their multiplying fund of life down the length of the room.”
We walked between the box edgings and beds of begonias and into the shadow of a yew hedge within twenty yards of that very pond with the gold-fish, at whose brim we had plighted our vows, and so we came to the wistaria-smothered porch.
The wistaria along the fence was green and the shade was cool and life was old.
The “packet” was a stoutly-built boat, 45 feet long by 6 broad, propelled by one man sculling at the stern, and another pulling a short broad-bladed oar, which worked in a wistaria loop at the bow.
High forks planted securely in the bank on either side sustained a rope formed of several strands of the wistaria knotted together.
The two cottages, knocked into one, still had their ramblers, wistaria, and thatched roof.
To make compliance with programs easier, quantities of seed, such as that of wistaria, have been imported.
She came in with the flowers in a vase, and the smell of wistaria filled the room.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.