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moonflower

[moon-flou-er] /ˈmunˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; moon + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for moonflower

moonflower

/ˈmuːnˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
any of several night-blooming convolvulaceous plants, esp the white-flowered Calonyction (or Ipomoea) aculeatum
2.
Also called angels' tears. a Mexican solanaceous plant, Datura suaveolens, planted in the tropics for its white night-blooming flowers
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