Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various trailing or twining, often weedy plants of the genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, having white, pink, or purple funnel-shaped flowers.
  • noun Any of various similar trailing or twining plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common name for plants of the genus Convolvulus, especially of C. arvensis, C. (or Calystegia) sepium, and C. (or Calystegia) Soldanella.
  • noun Tamus communis of Europe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant of the genus Convolvulus. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany Any of several trailing vine-like plants, of the related genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, that have funnel-shaped flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit

Etymologies

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From bind + weed.

Examples

  • In addition, in St Mary's Gardens there are a couple of outbreaks of field bindweed, which is starting to strangle other plants.

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  • VascuStatin Formula is a water extraction of the leaves of the herb Convolvulus arvensis, commonly known as bindweed, and is rich in proteoglycan mixture (PGM).

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  • The white flower and heart-shaped leaves among the grapes are "bindweed" (le liseron).

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  • The white flower and heart-shaped leaves among the grapes are "bindweed" le liseron.

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  • The hawthorn and aggressive plants such as bindweed and ivy are also on the increase.

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  • Maybe also the time that we feel a sneaking admiration for, say, the bindweed, an exquisite white-flowered morning glory, and its tenacious powers of survival.

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  • A list of the top 18 of "the world's most serious weeds," compiled in 1977, has just three European plants—fat-hen, field bindweed and wild oats.

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  • Call those of us who rampage through a plate of food like bindweed through a suburban garden greedy if you wish, but if fast eating leads to lust and then sloth, well, that sounds like a bloody good night out to me.

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  • Today I noticed the pale beauty of the bindweed flowers, the presence of a clear stream nearby, and the tranquillity of this spot.

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  • I hadn't seen him duck the bindweed wreathing the entrance, or noticed the little light there was lessen as he moved beside me, but he had.

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