Convolvulaceous
Convolvulaceous Con*vol`vu*la"ceous, a. [From {Convolvus}.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the bindweed and the morning-glory are common examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • convolvulaceous — /keuhn vol vyeuh lay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Convolvulaceae, the morning glory family. Cf. morning glory family. [1840 50; < NL Convolvulace(ae) (see CONVOLVOLUS, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • convolvulaceous — con·vol·vu·la·ceous …   English syllables

  • convolvulaceous — adjective see convolvulaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Convolvulin — Con*vol vu*lin, n. (Chem.) A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvulaceae — Bindweed family Ipomoea imperati Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Jalap — is a cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomoea purga , a convolvulaceous plant growing on the eastern declivities of the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 ft. above sea level, more especially about… …   Wikipedia

  • jalap — noun A cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomoea purga, a convolvulaceous plant found in Mexico …   Wiktionary

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