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clematis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clematis  \Clem"a*tis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  brushwood,  also  (from 
  its  long,  lithe  branches)  clematis.  fr  ?  twig,  shoot,  fr  ? 
  to  break  off.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  flowering  plants,  of  many  species,  mostly 
  climbers,  having  feathery  styles,  which  greatly  enlarge  in 
  the  fruit;  --  called  also  {virgin's  bower}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clematis 
  n  :  any  of  various  ornamental  climbing  plants  of  the  genus 
  Clematis  usually  having  showy  flowers 




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