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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ranunculaceaevigorous climbing lianas, found throughout the temperate zones.


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  • I enjoy two shrub clematis here in my garden, Clematis tubulosa x C. virginiana

    The Martha's Vineyard Times News Headlines 2009

  • My gardener showed it to me and said, "This is what they call a Clematis," evidently disbelieving it.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 Charles Darwin 1845

  • Other money was appropriated to convert Clematis from a one-way into a two-way street and to install new sidewalks, lights, and palm trees.

    What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall 1995

  • When Mr. Alder came to call Clematis for supper, her eyes were red, and her cheeks pale.

    Clematis Ernest Cobb 1920

  • "Clematis," said Miss Rose, "don't you remember the street you lived on?"

    Clematis Ernest Cobb 1920

  • "Clematis," she said, "do you think that if you stayed here you could work real hard, and learn to do as the other children do?"

    Clematis Ernest Cobb 1920

  • The blue leaves are a perfect compliment to white flowering vines such as Clematis "Henryi," "Candida" or "Duchess of Edinburgh."

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  • Grant joined Green's troupe, performing at events such as Clematis By Night, and never failing to impress his leader.

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  • The foliage of Rosa glauca is a perfect complement to white flowering, climbing vines such as Clematis 'Henryi,' 'Candida' or 'Duchess of Edinburgh.'

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  • "Clematis," said she, wisely selecting perhaps the least formidable of the class, "I want you to give me some idea of the kind of work you have been doing, so that we may all be able to understand each other.

    Judith of the Plains Marie Manning


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