Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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Examples

  • 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.

    Wildwood

  • Another beachloving plant, the morning glory Ipomoea pes-caprae, had also appeared.

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • A strain of medical marijuana.

    January 15, 2010

  • Amazing.

    October 1, 2009

  • Another photo, which shows the phenomenon very clearly.

    September 27, 2009

  • For a fascinating cloud formation, see here--with thanks to bilby.

    September 14, 2009

  • Also known as Morninglory, former 60s radical turned acid-casualty, a former communist and activist, Morning Glory eventually took up a quiet life as a gardener with a special expertise in belladonna and datura.

    August 9, 2008