from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous, usually twining vines of the related genera Argyreia, Calystegia, Convolvulus, Merremia, and Ipomoea, having funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers that close late in the day.
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- n. Several members of the Convolvulaceae family; climbing plants with trumpet shaped flowers.
- n. An erection present on waking.
- n. A rolling cloud in the shape of a cylinder.
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The jacarandas were in full flower in every garden: pale mauve against the deep green of avocado trees, paperbarks in flower, date palms, scarlet hibiscus and the intense blue morning glory clambering everywhere.
Another beachloving plant, the morning glory Ipomoea pes-caprae, had also appeared.