Etymology
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Wisteria (n.)

genus of woody vines, 1819, formed by Thomas Nuttall, English botanist, in recognition of American anatomist Caspar Wistar (1761-1818) of Philadelphia + abstract noun ending -ia. The -e- apparently is a misprint. The Wistar Institute was founded in 1892 by his great-nephew and named for him.

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Definitions of Wisteria

wisteria (n.)
any flowering vine of the genus Wisteria;
Synonyms: wistaria
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