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