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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.
These fruits, in corresponding latitudes in Europe, are well known to succeed to perfection; and even in this continent, at the Rio Negro, under nearly the same parallel with Valdivia, sweet potatoes (convolvulus) are cultivated; and grapes, figs, olives, oranges, water and musk melons, produce abundant fruit.
He saw it creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus. The flower seemed to quiver, and then swayed gently to and fro.
It was pleasant to see the convolvulus, the passion-flower, and the begonia, all reminding me of home, here among these inhospitable rocks.
Choices here could be lavender, santolina, convolvulus cneorum and the curry plant, helichrysum.
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.
Muslim and his coauthor [9] studied the antibacterial activity of Convolvulus arvensis and the results demonstrated a promising effect.
Gmel., Convolvulus arvensis L., Helianthus petiolaris Nutt., Melilotus albus Desr., Myrcianthes cisplatensis (Cambess.) O.
Convolvulus arvensis, a) planta, b) hoja, c-d) flor, e) estigma, f) antera, g) fruto
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.
Clustered around the dial, sunflowers and convolvulus open their petals in sunlight, while adjacent batwings symbolise the darkness of night.