Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A climbing plant (Ipomœa purpurea) having handsome, funnel-shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See dextrorsal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Ipomæa, especially I. purpurea. See kaladana.

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

  • n. any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day

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Examples

  • Plant this morning-glory relative once and you'll have it for years.

    Groundwork: Beans, cute and dried

  • You always had the most dazzling morning-glory blue eyes, Delilah.

    Silver Zombie

  • I turned and ran through the dark, the tree limbs slapping against my face, the morning-glory vines on the ground tangling around my ankles like snakes.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • Glad to see that the purple vining flower growing on the deck of my new house is a morning-glory.

    Scenes of Home

  • Other native vegetation is mainly grassland composed of seacoast bluestem, sea-oats, common reed, gulfdune paspalum, and soilbind morning-glory.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • That glassy morning-glory stare, that graveyard pallor, all natural to you, I see.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Who lent the morning-glory in thy smile to shimmer and shine

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • G'night and see you in a couple of weeks; but, I shall now listen to the finally downloaded "Katie" tomorrow, when all is again shiny and morning-glory bright.

    Read if you dare ...

  • I'd gone up to my garden to pick greens, only to discover said greens seething with wedge-shaped bodies and shuffling, clawed feet, my lettuces and cabbages gnawed to ragged nubbins and the morning-glory vine on the palisade hanging in shreds.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • If you decide to visit the site, be prepared for spiky acacia bushes, mesquite plants and only limited shade; most of the shade that does exist is provided by specimens of the distinctive morning-glory tree.

    Did you know? Independence battle map is upsidedown

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