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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.
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Origin of morning glory
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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How to use morning glory in a sentence
A morning-glory vine hanging from a guy wire stirs, like a heavy curtain, in the cool morning breeze.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On their pretty bamboo trellises the potted morning-glory vines held out flowers as yet unopened.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The poor little Morning-glory was so lonely and sad it was ready to promise anything to get off the ground.Sandman's Goodnight Stories|Abbie Phillips Walker
Your morning-glory tenderness would droop before the fierceness of my pain, it would die in my hot grasp!Rutledge|Miriam Coles Harris
See my morning-glory seed, like quarters of a little black apple, and how tiny my pansy seeds are!
It is really about a first cousin, and useful drugs are made from the juice and root of a wild morning-glory.
British Dictionary definitions for morning glory
noun plural -ries
any of various mainly tropical convolvulaceous plants of the genus Ipomoea and related genera, with trumpet-shaped blue, pink, or white flowers, which close in late afternoon
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