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EtymologyEdit

From Latin convolvulus (bindweed; caterpillar), from convolvō (convolve).

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convolvulus (plural convolvuluses or convolvuli)

  1. (botany) Any of several plants, of the genus Convolvulus, found in temperate climates, having small trumpet-shaped flowers.
  2. (zoology) A species of hawkmoth, Agrius convolvuli.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 51,
      Already the convolvulus moth was spinning over the flowers.

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EtymologyEdit

convolvō +‎ -ulus

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NounEdit

convolvulus m (genitive convolvulī); second declension

  1. the caterpillar of the vine moth (Eupoecilia ambiguella), which wraps itself up in the leaves of the vine
  2. larger bindweed, hedge bindweed, Rutland beauty, bugle vine, heavenly trumpets, bellbind, granny-pop-out-of-bed (Calystegia sepium)
  3. (Medieval Latin) colic (severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains)

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative convolvulus convolvulī
genitive convolvulī convolvulōrum
dative convolvulō convolvulīs
accusative convolvulum convolvulōs
ablative convolvulō convolvulīs
vocative convolvule convolvulī

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