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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Fighting off invasive weeds in Oregon requires multiple strategies," 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, "Like a virus, weeds seize any opportunity to spread — and this summer, they’re ferocious," 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, "The Dirty Secret About Weeding," 8 May 2020 Within weeks, the paths would have been entangled with bramble and honeysuckle, the herb garden strangled with bindweed. Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, "The Stunning Grounds, and Tragic History, of the Lost Gardens of Heligan," 2 Aug. 2019 There are many different types of weeds that can spoil a lush, green lawn: crabgrass, dandelions, white clover, quack grass, wood sorrel, bindweed, broad-leaf plantain, cinquefoil and creeping charley to name a few. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds," 19 Apr. 2019 Wildflowers and shady pines (Photo: Mare Czinar/Special for The Republic) Watch for swarms of butterflies and bees drawing nectar from Butter and Eggs flowers, New Mexican vervain and field bindweed blooms. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Flagstaff hike: Rogers Trail hike is a lovely walk in the woods," 5 July 2018 Sorry, no magic methods for bindweed/morning glory., "How to control bindweed, transplant camellia: Ask an expert," 6 Apr. 2018 Cleavers, nettles and bindweed, rejected as too thuggish, were pulled. Amy Merrick, WSJ, "5 Lessons From the Punk Rockers of Gardening," 26 Apr. 2018

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1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Bindweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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