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Any of several vines of the genus Ipomoea having trumpet-shaped flowers that open at night.


1. (Plants) any of several night-blooming convolvulaceous plants, esp the white-flowered Calonyction (or Ipomoea) aculeatum
2. (Plants) Also called: angels' tears a Mexican solanaceous plant, Datura suaveolens, planted in the tropics for its white night-blooming flowers


(ˈmunˌflaʊ ər)

any of various vines of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night.
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Noun1.moonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowersmoonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowers
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
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Also sow some seeds of moonflower Ipomoea alba - a night bloomer with fragrant white flowers, perfect around windows and doors and in sitting areas.
With the help of the Fairy Moonflower (Sally Collett), his brother Silly Simon (Paul Hartley) Aladdin at Whitley Bay Playhouse and his mother Dame Trott (Paul Dunn), Jack must climb a giant beanstalk, storm a castle in the clouds and defeat that angry giant.
The sense of scientific excitement is palpable in extracts from Carl Linnaeus's 'Lapland Journal', and who could resist the tale of Margaret Mee finally locating, and painting, a night-blooming Amazonian Moonflower at the age of 78, after a search of 24 years?
I am pale like a moonflower, university-bound, with nothing in my stomach and no one in my heart.
Ipomoea alba, the aptly named moonflower, is fragrant and will open by night and close up by midday - great for planting around patios and up a trellis.
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An inverse crisis occurs when things get botanical--wanting to distance herself as far as possible from stodgy Latin nomenclature, Clampitt favors common American names: foxtail, needlegrass, dropseed, hawkweed, rose-hips, and moonflower all appear in the poem "Fog.
In Plague and the Moonflower, 43% of participants (mostly people under the age of 18) said it allowed them to learn about environmental issues (Curtis, 20061).
Expert tip: The night-flowering version, moonflower ipomoea alba, has fragrant white flowers, which may also open on overcast days, making it a perfect choice for sitting areas.
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There is evidence to suggest that the plant commonly known as moonflower is instead Datura inoxia, based on the patient's description and clinical presentation (DeFrates et al.