convolvulus

convolvulus

[kuhn-vol-vyuh-luhs]
noun, plural convolvuluses, convolvuli [kuhn-vol-vyuh-lahy] .
any plant belonging to the genus Convolvulus, of the morning glory family, comprising twining or prostrate plants having trumpet-shaped flowers.

Origin:
1545–55; < Neo-Latin, Latin: bindweed, equivalent to convolv(ere) to convolve + -ulus -ule

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convolvulus (kənˈvɒlvjʊləs)
 
n , pl -luses, -li
See also bindweed any typically twining herbaceous convolvulaceous plant of the genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leaves
 
[C16: from Latin: bindweed; see convolute]

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