morning glory[môr′niŋ glôr′ē]
any of a genus (Ipomoea) of plants of the morning-glory family; esp., a twining annual vine (I. purpurea), with heart-shaped leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers of lavender, blue, pink, or white
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designating a family (Convolvulaceae, order Solanales) of twining dicotyledonous vines and some erect shrubs and trees with flowers having five sepals and a funnel-shaped corolla, including some bindweeds and the jalaps and sweet potatoes
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.