Cal·​o·​nyc·​ti·​on | \ ˌkaləˈniktēˌän\

Definition of Calonyction 

: a small genus of tropical American vines (family Convolvulaceae) having a salverform corolla with a long cylindrical tube and with a pointed capsular fruit — see moonflower

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History and Etymology for Calonyction

New Latin, from calo- + Greek nyktion, neuter of nyktios of the night, from nykt-, nyx night

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