night-blooming love

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Blooming in the night.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blooming or blossoming in the night.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At the gate, Reem broke off a small branch of night-blooming jasmine and handed it to me.

    Day of Honey

  • Datura waved the sisters to the couch by a glass coffee table piled with books on night-blooming plants.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • The cool, moist night smelled of rain-wet brick, the Mississippi, and night-blooming jasmine.

    Etched in Bone

  • Archie Coleman, who filled his quarters with Turkish antiques and tended to be a braggart, was put in charge of overseeing another chain of agents code-named “Cereus,” after a night-blooming cactus in the American West.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • This night-blooming flower no relation to the rose has obsessed perfumers for centuries.

    A Rose by Another Name

  • She wasn't trying to mock the sun with night-blooming flowers.

    Painted Garden

  • Two Japanese yard-boys were trimming hibiscus, a third was engaged expertly with the long hedge of night-blooming cereus that was shortly expectant of unfolding in its mysterious night-bloom.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • And abruptly all that he was suffering, all that he had just observed, from the night-blooming hedge and the two-by-two love-murmuring humans to the pair like thieves in each other's arms, crystallized into a parable of life enunciated by the day-blooming hibiscus upon which he gazed, now at the end of its day.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Across the lawn, at the far edge, he came upon the hedge of night-blooming cereus.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • A couple of loud crickets kept chirping back and forth to one another, and the exotic odor of night-blooming jasmine wafted over me.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 12

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