bindweed

noun
bind·​weed | \ ˈbīnd-ˌwēd How to pronounce bindweed (audio) \

Definition of bindweed

: any of various twining plants (especially genus Convolvulus of the morning-glory family) that mat or interlace with plants among which they grow

Examples of bindweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Repeated applications of herbicide will be necessary to control bindweed. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2022 Early spring is the best time to tackle weeds that send out long, twining stems among other plants, such as creeping Charlie, bindweed and quack grass. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 3 Apr. 2022 In addition, the State of Wisconsin also defined three plants to be noxious weeds in the 1970s, including Canada thistle, leafy spurge and field bindweed. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 Morning glory is easy to grow from seeds in most soils and is a kissing cousin to field bindweed, one of the weed vines for later discussion. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2021 That list includes but is not limited to honeysuckle, Carolina snailseed, poison ivy, smilax and bindweed. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2021 These super aggressive weeds include blackberry, Scotch broom, bindweed (also known as invasive morning glory), horsetail, English ivy, poison oak and old man’s beard (also known as traveler’s joy; an invasive species of clematis). oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2020 Where bare earth stood, the bindweed sprout is a foot high, the purslane a foot across and the galinsoga putting out its first flowers. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2020 No amount of pulling or digging seems to get to the bottom of perennial field bindweed (wild morning glory, Convolvulus arvensis), which is said to have roots that go down 20 feet. Margaret Roach, New York Times, 8 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bindweed

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bindweed was in 1548

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Last Updated

9 Apr 2022

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“Bindweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bindweed. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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