from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of climbing or scrambling herbs; bindweed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus name of several plants of the family Convolvulaceæ, now referred to Convolvulus.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this group.
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- n. climbing or scrambling herbs: bindweed
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And a great gala we made of it when she came in from gathering the seeds of the calystegia, which she had been sent for.
A variety of cactus made its appearance, and among several strange plants were numerous and beautiful clusters of a plant resembling _mirabilis jalapa_, with a handsome convolvulus I had not hitherto seen, (_calystegia_.)
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