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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Convolvulus  \Con*vol"vu*lus\,  n.;  pl  L.{Convolvuli},  E. 
  {Convoluluses}.  [L.,  bindweed,  fr  convolvere  to  roll  around 
  So  named  from  its  twining  stems.]  (Bot.) 
  A  large  genus  of  plants  having  monopetalous  flowers, 
  including  the  common  bindweed  ({C.  arwensis}),  and  formerly 
  the  morning-glory,  but  this  is  now  transferred  to  the  genus 
  The  luster  of  the  long  convolvuluses  That  coiled  around 
  the  stately  stems.  --Tennyson.