[kuh n-vol-vyuh-luh s]
- any plant belonging to the genus Convolvulus, of the morning glory family, comprising twining or prostrate plants having trumpet-shaped flowers.
Origin of convolvulus
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He saw it creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus.The Picture of Dorian Gray
Nature, in learning to form a lily, turned out a convolvulus.
Every wall is green with moss and gay with masses of convolvulus and nasturtium.Brittany
Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
The inner half of the tubuli is narrow, cylindrical; the outer half funnel-like dilated, similar to the flower of Convolvulus.
The principal genera are Convolvulus, Ipoma and their allies.Botany for Ladies
- any typically twining herbaceous convolvulaceous plant of the genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leavesSee also bindweed
C16: from Latin: bindweed; see convolute
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