morning glory


Definition of morning glory

: any of various usually twining plants (genus Ipomoea of the family Convolvulaceae, the morning-glory family) with showy trumpet-shaped flowers broadly : an herb, shrub, or tree of the morning-glory family

Examples of morning glory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, however, more than a dozen of the seed types identified by the agency have turned out to be innocuous species such as mustard, cabbage and morning glory as well as herbs like mint, sage, rosemary and lavender. Alain Sherter, CBS News, "Amazon bans foreign sales of "mystery" seeds in U.S.," 7 Sep. 2020 Ong choy, trakuon, pak boong — these are just some of the names for water spinach, also known as morning glory, an iron-rich plant that’s common in Asian stir-fry dishes and soups. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "It's ubiquitous in Asian cuisine. But this vegetable is outlawed in Arizona. Here's why," 1 Sep. 2020 But people really can control morning glory and other perennial weeds with this level of commitment. oregonlive, "Fighting off invasive weeds in Oregon requires multiple strategies," 11 Aug. 2020 The adults are sometimes called morning glory moths, although this is a misleading name. oregonlive, "How to get rid of squash bugs? Ask an expert," 1 Aug. 2020 Mustard, cabbage, morning glory, mint, sage, rosemary, lavender, hibiscus, and rose were among the varieties identified by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Ron Hurtibise,, "USDA tested those mysterious seeds from China. Guess what it found?," 3 Aug. 2020 Among the plant species botanists have identified so far: cabbage, hibiscus, lavender, mint, morning glory, mustard, rose, rosemary, and sage, according to the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Allyson Waller,, "US identifies some of the mysterious seeds mailed from China," 2 Aug. 2020 The caterpillars feed on leaves of beech, birch, elm, maple, oak, rose and other woody plants, but haven't been observed to feed on morning glory. oregonlive, "How to get rid of squash bugs? Ask an expert," 1 Aug. 2020 All 50 states have issued warnings about the packages some of which contain flowering plants like morning glory, hibiscus and roses, according to Osama El-Lissy, with the Plant Protection program of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "USDA identifies some of the mysterious, unsolicited seeds after all 50 states issue warnings," 1 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of morning glory

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Morning glory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of morning glory

: a plant that has many brightly colored flowers that open in the morning

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Kids Definition of morning glory

: a vine that climbs by twisting around something and has large trumpet-shaped flowers that close in bright sunshine

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