morning glory

noun

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

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First Known Use of morning glory

1814


MORNING GLORY Defined for English Language Learners

morning glory

noun

Definition of morning glory for English Language Learners

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


MORNING GLORY Defined for Kids

morning glory

noun

Definition of morning glory for Students

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

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