bindweed

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bind +‎ weed

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bindweed (countable and uncountable, plural bindweeds)

  1. Trailing vine-like plants in the family Convolvulaceae with funnel-shaped flowers.
    1. true bindweed, (Convolvulus).
      • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, pages 79-80:
        the slender bindweed wound about with its pale and delicate flowers—so delicate, yet so deadly; and one or two late flowers yet put forth their wan blossoms, pining as if gentle exiles of the spring, and yet very, very lovely.
    2. false bindweed (Calystegia).
    3. slender bindweed )Polymeria calycina)
  2. Plants of species in other families with similar appearance
    1. black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)
    2. bittersweet nightshade, blue bindweed (Solanum dulcamara)

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