bind·​weed ˈbīnd-ˌwēd How to pronounce bindweed (audio)
: 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 Garden designer Erin Lau of Erin Lau Design recommends focusing on field bindweed and common catsear. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Awful Weed #5: Field Bindweed Looking like a wild morning glory, field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is a vigorous perennial vine that often snakes its way up, over, and through your garden plants. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 7 July 2023 Known as field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) or hedge bindweed (Convolvulus sepium), both are in the morning glory family and often confused with wild buckwheat and morning glory, which are summer annual plants that aren’t invasive. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2022 Don’t even mention bindweed. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 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,, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bindweed was in 1548

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“Bindweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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bind·​weed ˈbīn-ˌdwēd How to pronounce bindweed (audio)
: any of various twining plants related especially to the morning glories

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