Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Blooming or blossoming in the night.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Blooming in the night.
“At the gate, Reem broke off a small branch of night-blooming jasmine and handed it to me.”
“Datura waved the sisters to the couch by a glass coffee table piled with books on night-blooming plants.”
“The cool, moist night smelled of rain-wet brick, the Mississippi, and night-blooming jasmine.”
“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.”
“This night-blooming flower no relation to the rose has obsessed perfumers for centuries.”
“She wasn't trying to mock the sun with night-blooming flowers.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Across the lawn, at the far edge, he came upon the hedge of night-blooming cereus.”
“A couple of loud crickets kept chirping back and forth to one another, and the exotic odor of night-blooming jasmine wafted over me.”
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