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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 ?
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.
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.
I am speaking about my story--about my dream," answered the Convolvulus.
Some salvias, many of the showy penstemons around now and plants such as Convolvulus cneorum and Convolvulus sabatius, are right on the edge of hardiness.
Convolvulus cneorum, known as silverbush or shrubby bindweed, is a small spreading evergreen shrub with silvery leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers.
Mediterranean-|LOOKING plants with silvery or hairy foliage - santolina (cotton lavender), verbascum, phlomis (Jerusalem sage) stachys (lamb's ears), ballota, convolvulus and lavender are all hardy.
The main central flower is probably intended to represent the Convolvulus (Morning Glory), with its distinctive trumpet-like curled "petals".
Kho recited his poem "Drowning Water Convolvulus," like a chant in his mother tongue Khmer.
Our poor PM, nonetheless, aroused much mirth with his appeal to the humble convolvulus.
However, Convolvulus arvensis, Cynodon dactylon, Agropyron repenc, Chenopodium album and Setaria viridis were the most commonly occurring species, dominating the weed population in the experimental site (Table 8).