Convolvulus meaning

kən-vŏl'vyə-ləs
Any of various mostly trailing or twining plants of the widespread genus Convolvulus, having funnel-shaped flowers and including several weeds and a few grown as ornamentals.
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Any of a genus (Convolvulus) of trailing, twining, or erect plants of the morning-glory family, with funnel-shaped flowers and triangular leaves.
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(botany) Any of several plants, of the genus Convolvulus, found in temperate climates, having small trumpet-shaped flowers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Convolvulaceae — the true bindweeds or convolvuluses.
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Origin of convolvulus

  • Latin bindweed from convolvere to intertwine convolve
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin convolvulus (“bindweed; caterpillar”), from convolvō (“convolve”).
    From Wiktionary
  • From Latin convolvulus (“bindweed; caterpillar”)
    From Wiktionary