Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Ipomæa, especially I. purpurea. See kaladana.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Ipomœa purpurea) having handsome, funnel-shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See dextrorsal.
- n. any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
“Plant this morning-glory relative once and you'll have it for years.”
“You always had the most dazzling morning-glory blue eyes, Delilah.”
“I turned and ran through the dark, the tree limbs slapping against my face, the morning-glory vines on the ground tangling around my ankles like snakes.”
“Glad to see that the purple vining flower growing on the deck of my new house is a morning-glory.”
“Other native vegetation is mainly grassland composed of seacoast bluestem, sea-oats, common reed, gulfdune paspalum, and soilbind morning-glory.”
“That glassy morning-glory stare, that graveyard pallor, all natural to you, I see.”
“Who lent the morning-glory in thy smile to shimmer and shine”
“G'night and see you in a couple of weeks; but, I shall now listen to the finally downloaded "Katie" tomorrow, when all is again shiny and morning-glory bright.”
“I'd gone up to my garden to pick greens, only to discover said greens seething with wedge-shaped bodies and shuffling, clawed feet, my lettuces and cabbages gnawed to ragged nubbins and the morning-glory vine on the palisade hanging in shreds.”
“If you decide to visit the site, be prepared for spiky acacia bushes, mesquite plants and only limited shade; most of the shade that does exist is provided by specimens of the distinctive morning-glory tree.”
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