moonflower

[moon-flou-er]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. mooncalf,
  2. moonchild,
  3. mooned,
  4. mooneye,
  5. moonfish,
  6. moonglow,
  7. moonie,
  8. moonish,
  9. moonishly,
  10. moonless

Origin of moonflower

First recorded in 1780–90; moon + flower

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British Dictionary definitions for moonflower

moonflower

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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