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[bahynd-weed] /ˈbaɪndˌwid/
any of various twining or vinelike plants, especially certain species of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia.
Origin of bindweed
1540-50; bind + weed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some of the bindweed family, I ought to say, are valuable in medicine.

  • You think the bindweed and the Traveller's Joy beautiful flowers, and so they are.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • We should all be in that bindweed at the other side of the river by now.

  • Convolvulus, kon-vol′vū-lus, n. a genus of twining or trailing plants, called also bindweed.

  • But even then she was difficult finding, so cunningly had ivy and blackberry and bindweed woven snares for the trespasser's foot.

    Henry Brocken Walter J. de la Mare
  • In an empty nest, at the top of a tall lime-tree, sat Windekind, with his wreath of bindweed.

    Little Johannes Frederik van Eeden
  • I caught him one day hopping about and pecking at the twigs of a Biscayan bindweed.

    Bramble-bees and Others J. Henri Fabre
  • It is of little use to dig up the ground near the bushes, for the bindweed is twisted all among their roots.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • Close to the hedge are some gooseberry and currant bushes, and into these the bindweed has climbed.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • See how tightly the bindweed stems are twisted round the boughs of this currant bush.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for bindweed


any convolvulaceous plant of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia that twines around a support See also convolvulus
any of various other trailing or twining plants, such as black bindweed
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