American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various trailing or twining, often weedy plants of the genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, having white, pink, or purple bell-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers.
- n. Any of various similar trailing or twining plants, such as the black bindweed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name for plants of the genus Convolvulus, especially of C. arvensis, C. (or Calystegia) sepium, and C. (or Calystegia) Soldanella.
- n. Tamus communis of Europe.
- n. botany Any of several trailing vine-like plants, of the related genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, that have funnel-shaped flowers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Convolvulus. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.
- n. any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit
- From bind + weed. (Wiktionary)
“In addition, in St Mary's Gardens there are a couple of outbreaks of field bindweed, which is starting to strangle other plants.”
“VascuStatin Formula is a water extraction of the leaves of the herb Convolvulus arvensis, commonly known as bindweed, and is rich in proteoglycan mixture (PGM).”
“The white flower and heart-shaped leaves among the grapes are "bindweed" (le liseron).”
“The white flower and heart-shaped leaves among the grapes are "bindweed" le liseron.”
“The hawthorn and aggressive plants such as bindweed and ivy are also on the increase.”
“Today I noticed the pale beauty of the bindweed flowers, the presence of a clear stream nearby, and the tranquillity of this spot.”
“I hadn't seen him duck the bindweed wreathing the entrance, or noticed the little light there was lessen as he moved beside me, but he had.”
“Maybe also the time that we feel a sneaking admiration for, say, the bindweed, an exquisite white-flowered morning glory, and its tenacious powers of survival.”
“A list of the top 18 of "the world's most serious weeds," compiled in 1977, has just three European plants—fat-hen, field bindweed and wild oats.”
“Call those of us who rampage through a plate of food like bindweed through a suburban garden greedy if you wish, but if fast eating leads to lust and then sloth, well, that sounds like a bloody good night out to me.”
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