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cypress vine

noun
1.
a tropical American vine, Ipomoea quamoclit (or Quamoclit pennata), of the morning glory family, having finely divided leaves and tubular scarlet flowers.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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cypress vine

noun
1.
a tropical American convolvulaceous climbing plant, Ipomoea pennata, having finely divided compound leaves and scarlet or white tubular flowers
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Encyclopedia Article for cypress vine

(Ipomoea quamoclit), tropical American twining climber naturalized in southern North America. It has star-shaped scarlet, pink, or white blooms amid deep green, deeply lobed leaves. It is a member of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae) and is an annual. The closely related star ipomoea (I. coccinea), with crimson flowers and heart-shaped leaves, which grows wild over much the same area, is also an annual.

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