convolvulus

[ kuh n-vol-vyuh-luh s ]
/ kənˈvɒl vyə ləs /

noun, plural con·vol·vu·lus·es, con·vol·vu·li [kuh n-vol-vyuh-lahy] /kənˈvɒl vyəˌlaɪ/.

any plant belonging to the genus Convolvulus, of the morning glory family, comprising twining or prostrate plants having trumpet-shaped flowers.

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Origin of convolvulus

1545–55; < New Latin, Latin: bindweed, equivalent to convolv(ere) to convolve + -ulus -ule
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convolvulus
/ (kənˈvɒlvjʊləs) /

noun plural -luses or -li (-ˌlaɪ)

any typically twining herbaceous convolvulaceous plant of the genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leavesSee also bindweed

Word Origin for convolvulus

C16: from Latin: bindweed; see convolute
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