Dictionary.com

moonflower

[ moon-flou-er ]
/ ˈmunˌflaʊ ər /
Save This Word!

noun
a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of moonflower

First recorded in 1780–90; moon + flower
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use moonflower in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK