[ bahynd-weed ]

  1. any of various twining or vinelike plants, especially certain species of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia.

Origin of bindweed

First recorded in 1540–50; bind + weed1

Words Nearby bindweed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bindweed in a sentence

  • It belongs to the Convolvulus or bindweed order, but is entirely different from the rest of the family.

    The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
  • Both kinds of bindweed, however, are mischievous weeds; the large kind you may find in flower as late as September.

  • They are as much out of place near you as a bed of bindweed would be in the neighbourhood of a passion-flower.

  • Signa heard "beautiful things" as he sat in the rising moonlight, with the bells of the little bindweed white about his feet.

  • "It's quite romantic," said Belle, sitting down on a spar, and twisting some pink bindweed round her hat.

    Bosom Friends | Angela Brazil

British Dictionary definitions for bindweed


/ (ˈbaɪndˌwiːd) /

  1. any convolvulaceous plant of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia that twines around a support: See also convolvulus

  2. any of various other trailing or twining plants, such as black bindweed

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