white bindweed
Bindweed Bind"weed`, n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or {Tamus}, is called {black bindweed}, and the {Smilax aspera}, {rough bindweed}. [1913 Webster]

The fragile bindweed bells and bryony rings. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bindweed — Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or {Tamus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bindweed — /buynd weed /, n. any of various twining or vinelike plants, esp. certain species of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia. [1540 50; BIND + WEED1] * * * Any plant of the closely related genera Convolvulus and Calystegia, mostly twining, often… …   Universalium

  • white bryony — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greater bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lesser bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syrian bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field bindweed — noun weakly climbing European perennial with white or pink flowers; naturalized in North America and an invasive weed • Syn: ↑wild morning glory, ↑Convolvulus arvensis • Hypernyms: ↑bindweed • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Convolvulus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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