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[kuh n-vol-vyuh-luh s] /kənˈvɒl vyə ləs/
noun, plural convolvuluses, convolvuli
[kuh n-vol-vyuh-lahy] /kənˈvɒl vyəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
any plant belonging to the genus Convolvulus, of the morning glory family, comprising twining or prostrate plants having trumpet-shaped flowers.
Origin of convolvulus
1545-55; < New Latin, Latin: bindweed, equivalent to convolv(ere) to convolve + -ulus -ule Unabridged
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noun (pl) -luses, -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any typically twining herbaceous convolvulaceous plant of the genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leaves See also bindweed
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: bindweed; see convolute
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