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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek klematis 'small dead branches, clematis', from klema 'small branch'

clematis

noun
     
Related topics: Gardening, Plants
clem‧a‧tis [uncountable and countable]
HBPDLG a plant that attaches itself to trees, buildings, fences etc as it grows, and that has white or coloured flowers

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