1. [ noun ] (botany) vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
Synonyms: traveller's_joy Clematis_vitalba traveler's_joy
Related terms: clematis
2. [ noun ] (botany) dense festoons of greenish-gray hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
Synonyms: black_moss long_moss Tillandsia_usneoides Spanish_moss
Related terms: air_plant Tillandsia
3. [ noun ] (botany) common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
Synonyms: devil's_darning_needle Clematis_virginiana virgin's_bower
Related terms: clematis