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Related to Moon-flower: Ipomoea alba

moon·flow·er

 (mo͞on′flou′ər)
n.
Any of several vines of the genus Ipomoea having trumpet-shaped flowers that open at night.

moonflower

(ˈmuːnˌflaʊə)
n
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

moon•flow•er

(ˈmunˌflaʊ ər)

n.
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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