moonflower

moonflower

[moon-flou-er]
noun
a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.

Origin:
1780–90; moon + flower

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moonflower (ˈmuːnˌflaʊə)
 
n
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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