morning glory

or morn·ing-glo·ry


noun

any of various plants, especially of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often opening only in the morning.
a racehorse that runs faster in morning workouts than in afternoon races.

Nearby words

  1. morning,
  2. morning after,
  3. morning after, the,
  4. morning coat,
  5. morning dress,
  6. morning glory family,
  7. morning gun,
  8. morning line,
  9. morning prayer,
  10. morning sickness

Origin of morning glory

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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