old man's beard

Definitions of old man's beard
  1. noun
    common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
    synonyms: Clematis virginiana, devil's darning needle, virgin's bower
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    type of:
    clematis
    any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
  2. noun
    vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
    synonyms: Clematis vitalba, traveler's joy, traveller's joy
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    type of:
    clematis
    any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
  3. noun
    dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
    synonyms: Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides, black moss, long moss
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    type of:
    aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant
    plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
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