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convolvulus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mechoacan  \Me*cho"a*can\,  n. 
  A  species  of  jalap,  of  very  feeble  properties,  said  to  be 
  obtained  from  the  root  of  a  species  of  {Convolvulus}  ({C. 
  Mechoacan});  --  so  called  from  Michoacan,  in  Mexico,  whence 
  it  is  obtained. 
 
  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 
  {Ipom[ae]a}. 
 
  The  luster  of  the  long  convolvuluses  That  coiled  around 
  the  stately  stems.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convolvulus 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  plants  of  the  genus  Convolvulus 




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