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Any of several vines of the genus Ipomoea having trumpet-shaped flowers that open at night.


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


(ˈmunˌflaʊ ər)

any of various vines of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.
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Noun1.moonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowersmoonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowers
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
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I never thought I would look at a moon flower in December, or pansies in January.
They include a moon flower bed, with its crescent shape and silver and white flowers and shrubs.
Annuals such as datura, nicotiana, night scented stocks, and moon flower release their aroma towards evening and are especially nice planted under an open bedroom window.