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con·vol·vu·lus

 (kən-vŏl′vyə-ləs)
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.]

convolvulus

(kənˈvɒlvjʊləs)
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.
[1545–55; < New Latin, Latin: bindweed =convolv(ere) to convolve + -ulus -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convolvulus - any of numerous plants of the genus Convolvulusconvolvulus - 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
Translations

convolvulus

[kənˈvɒlvjʊləs] N (convolvuluses or convolvuli (pl)) [kənˈvɒlvjʊlaɪ]enredadera f

convolvulus

nWinde f

convolvulus

[kənˈvɒlvjʊləs] n (Bot) → convolvolo
References in classic literature ?
I am speaking about my story--about my dream," answered the Convolvulus.
My Tess, no doubt, almost as many experiences as that wild convolvulus out there on the garden hedge, that opened itself this morning for the first time.
He saw it creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus.
It was pleasant to see the convolvulus, the passion-flower, and the begonia, all reminding me of home, here among these inhospitable rocks.
They include the giant convolvulus hawk moth with a wingspan of more than 10cm.
Unusual moths from Europe including the scarce silver-striped hawk-moth and Radford's flame shoulder have been seen in recent days, along with immigrant species such as the convolvulus hawkmoth and the humming-bird hawkmoth.
To bring out the metallic sheen of the star-shaped blooms, plant a handful of bulbs alongside silverleaved plants such as catnip, pinks, lavender, Convolvulus cneorum and Artemisia stelleriana.
Cannabaceae Celtis ehrenbergiana 6,4 1,7 2,0 Capparaceae Capparis atamisquea 10,5 Celastraceae Maytenus vitis-idaea Convolvulaceae Convolvulus sp.
The disturbed area where stone crushing activities are common, vegetation is badly affected and species like Fagonia indica, Aristida mutabilis, Boerhavia diffusa, Convolvulus arvensis and Aerva javanica are dominant, which are resistant to a variety of environments, in particular deserts and semi-deserts.
Cheese weed and sow thistle harbor it population from October to March whereas, Convolvulus arvensis and Helianthus annuus serve as its host in spring [5].
Clustered around the dial, sunflowers and convolvulus open their petals in sunlight, while adjacent batwings symbolise the darkness of night.