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morning glory

Any of numerous, usually twining vines of the genus Ipomoea and other genera of the family Convolvulaceae, having trumpet-shaped, variously colored flowers that typically are open for only a day.

morn′ing glo`ry

or morn′ing-glo`ry,

any of various plants, esp. of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often opening only in the morning.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the daymorning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
genus Ipomoea, Ipomoea - morning glory
Ipomoea purpurea, common morning glory - pantropical annual climbing herb with funnel-shaped blue, purple, pink or white flowers
common morning glory, Ipomoea tricolor - annual or perennial climbing herb of Central America having sky-blue flowers; most commonly cultivated morning glory
cypress vine, Indian pink, Ipomoea quamoclit, Quamoclit pennata, star-glory - tropical American annual climber having red (sometimes white) flowers and finely dissected leaves; naturalized in United States and elsewhere
belle de nuit, Ipomoea alba, moonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowers
Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato, sweet potato vine - pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
manroot, scammonyroot, wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine, Ipomoea fastigiata, Ipomoea panurata, man-of-the-earth - tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
Ipomoea coccinea, red morning-glory, star ipomoea - annual herb having scarlet flowers; the eastern United States
Ipomoea leptophylla, man-of-the-earth - a morning glory with long roots of western United States
Ipomoea orizabensis, scammony - tropical American morning glory
beach morning glory, Ipomoea pes-caprae, railroad vine - a prostrate perennial of coastal sand dunes Florida to Texas
Ipomoea nil, Japanese morning glory - annual Old World tropical climbing herb distinguished by wide color range and frilled or double flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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(ˈmoːniŋ) noun
the first part of the day, approximately up to noon. this morning; tomorrow morning.
morning-ˈafter pill noun
a contraceptive pill that a woman can take soon after having sex.
morning glory
any of various vines with funnel-shaped purple, blue, pink or white flowers that bloom early in the day.
ˈmorning dress noun
the clothes worn by a man for very formal events (eg weddings) held during the day.
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You go through a little pine wood, and, turning a corner, are to come suddenly upon this bit of captured morning glory.
As the name implies, the morning glory begins to bloom just as morning has broken.
No meteorologist can guarantee that the morning glory cloud will form, but they can say there's a greater chance on some days than others.
Bind with blue print strips from black morning glory stripe.
Morning glory, ipomoea, is a sun lover and will be really unhappy in the shade.
Morning Glory tanker was seized by the US Navy on 16 March off Cyprus, a few days after it left Es-Sider oil terminal with a cargo of crude oil.
In a related development, director of the maritime operations at the seaport Abdullah Al-Rashed told KUNA that Morning Glory is now three nautical miles away from Al-Zawya but was told to change destination.
US special forces boarded and seized the Morning Glory tanker last Sunday off Cyprus, days after it left Libya with a cargo of crude from one port, Es Sider, occupied by Jathran's men who had vowed to export oil themselves to resist Tripoli.
Earlier today, US forces turned control of the M/T Morning Glory over to the government of Libya," a statement said.
The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.
No one was hurt "when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans," Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.