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

First recorded in 1540–50; bind + weed1
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Examples from the Web for bindweed

Historical Examples of bindweed

  • Some of the bindweed family, I ought to say, are valuable in medicine.

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

    W. Houghton

  • We should all be in that bindweed at the other side of the river by now.

  • The scent of the bindweed was her favourite, then the pink, then the honeysuckle, then the jasmine.

  • I caught him one day hopping about and pecking at the twigs of a Biscayan bindweed.

  • You think the Bindweed and the Traveller's Joy beautiful flowers, and so they are.

    Wildflowers of the Farm

    Arthur Owens Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for bindweed


  1. any convolvulaceous plant of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia that twines around a supportSee also convolvulus
  2. any of various other trailing or twining plants, such as black bindweed
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