Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cypress-vine, Ipomæa Quamoclit.
- n. [capitalized] A section of the genus Ipomæa, including the cypress-vine, formerly regarded as a genus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipomœa Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipomœa.
“At Bencoolen the same appellation is familiarly applied to the bunga tali-tali (Ipomoea quamoclit), a beautiful, little, monopetalous flower, divided into five angular segments, and closing at sunset.”
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