Definition of wisteria in English:

wisteria

(also wistaria)

noun

  • A climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers. Native to North America and eastern Asia, ornamental varieties are widely grown on walls and pergolas.

    • ‘She plants tender climbing vines such as wisteria and sweet peas so they can cling to the warm stone walls.’
    • ‘First, he planted a Japanese wisteria at the base of each pole.’
    • ‘It is also a vigorous climber that can grow in sun or shade, although as with the wisteria it flowers best in full sun.’
    • ‘Even though Japanese principles and classic flowering trees and shrubs such as wisterias, magnolias and flowering cherries have been used, everything has been sourced locally.’
    • ‘The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (or Wister) (1761–1818), American anatomist.

Pronunciation:

wisteria

/wəˈstirēə/