Calonyction

noun Cal·o·nyc·ti·on \ˌkaləˈniktēˌän\

Definition of Calonyction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of calonyction

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


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