Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus name of several plants of the family Convolvulaceæ, now referred to Convolvulus.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this group. The species are annual or perennial herbs, sometimes suffrutescent, twining, trailing, erect, or ascending, with filiform creeping rootstocks. The commonest cultivated plants of this group are the California rose (Convolvulus Japonicus) and Rutland beauty (C. sepium), both herbaceous perennial twiners with pink or white flowers, resembling in form those of the morning-glory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a genus of climbing or scrambling herbs; bindweed.
- n. climbing or scrambling herbs: bindweed
“And a great gala we made of it when she came in from gathering the seeds of the calystegia, which she had been sent for.”
“A variety of cactus made its appearance, and among several strange plants were numerous and beautiful clusters of a plant resembling _mirabilis jalapa_, with a handsome convolvulus I had not hitherto seen, (_calystegia_.)”
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