- a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.
Origin of moonflower
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Examples from the Web for moonflower
The Moonflower Vineby Jetta Carleton A rediscovered gem reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jetta Carleton published one book in her life— The Moonflower Vine in 1963—and when she died in 1999, it was mostly forgotten.
But the moonflower—he would like to have one more look at that.Harding's luck
E. [Edith] Nesbit
The moonflower on the bookcase behind Alexander was a thing of beauty.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
And her heart folded inward like the petals of a moonflower.Just Around the Corner
With Moonflower I have failed, although I soaked the big seed over night and sowed with great care.A Garden with House Attached
Sarah Warner Brooks
The seeds of the Moonflower must be soaked in hot water, and left over night, before sowing.A Woman's Hardy Garden
Helena Rutherfurd Ely
- any of several night-blooming convolvulaceous plants, esp the white-flowered Calonyction (or Ipomoea) aculeatum
- Also called: angels' tears a Mexican solanaceous plant, Datura suaveolens, planted in the tropics for its white night-blooming flowers
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