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  • 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


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  • The wistaria is a very Japanese flower, and it has a feminine elegance.

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  • It was the seed of a wistaria fruit he had brought into his home earlier.

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  • “The wistaria pods had chosen midnight to explode and distribute their multiplying fund of life down the length of the room.”

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  • 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.

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  • The wistaria along the fence was green and the shade was cool and life was old.

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  • 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.

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  • High forks planted securely in the bank on either side sustained a rope formed of several strands of the wistaria knotted together.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The two cottages, knocked into one, still had their ramblers, wistaria, and thatched roof.

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  • To make compliance with programs easier, quantities of seed, such as that of wistaria, have been imported.

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  • She came in with the flowers in a vase, and the smell of wistaria filled the room.

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