clem·a·tis (klĕmə-tĭs, klĭ-mătĭs)
Any of various ornamental, mostly climbing plants of the genus Clematis in the buttercup family, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having showy, variously colored flowers or decorative fruit clusters.
[Latin clēmatis, a creeping plant, from Greek klēmatis, from klēma, klēmat-, twig.]
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