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n. pl. con·vol·vu·lus·es or con·vol·vu·li (-lī′)
Any of various mostly trailing or twining plants of the widespread genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and including several weeds and a few grown as ornamentals.
[Latin, bindweed, from convolvere, to intertwine; see convolve.]
n, pl -luses or -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Plants) any typically twining herbaceous convolvulaceous plant of the genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leaves. See also bindweed
[C16: from Latin: bindweed; see convolute]
con•vol•vu•lus(kənˈvɒl vyə ləs)
n., pl. -lus•es, -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any of numerous twining or prostrate plants belonging to the genus Convolvulus, of the morning glory family, having trumpet-shaped flowers.
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|Noun||1.||convolvulus - any of numerous plants of the genus Convolvulus|
genus Convolvulus - genus of mostly climbing or scrambling herbs and shrubs: bindweed
Convolvulus scammonia, scammony - twining plant of Asia Minor having cream-colored to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface