Convoluluses
Convolvulus Con*vol"vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l"v[-u]*l[u^]s), 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 ({Convolvulus arvensis}), and formerly the morning-glory, but this is now transferred to the genus {Ipom[ae]a}. [1913 Webster]

The luster of the long convolvuluses That coiled around the stately stems. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Convolvuli — Convolvulus Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvulus — Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvulus arvensis — Convolvulus Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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