moonflower

[ moon-flou-er ]
/ ˈmunˌflaʊ ər /

noun

a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.

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Origin of moonflower

First recorded in 1780–90; moon + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for moonflower

moonflower
/ (ˈmuːnˌflaʊə) /

noun

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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