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 Purple asters, face-size Queen Anne’s lace, pink morning glories, blurs of yellow, bursts of blooming cacti, and tumbles of vulgar magenta bougainvillea. Frances Mayes, National Geographic, "Discover Italy’s most delicious secret," 11 July 2019 But people really can control morning glory and other perennial weeds by this level of commitment., "Pull unsightly weeds as they pop or desired garden plants will suffer," 13 July 2019 That means most consumer-grade fireworks, from Roman candles and skyrockets to pinwheels and morning glories, are prohibited in the Buckeye State. Jessie Balmert,, "Can I shoot off fireworks in my backyard? Not legally in Ohio.," 30 June 2019 These are the heftier relative of the morning glory with large, architectural white trumpets that seem to take all season to show up. Washington Post, "Vines are a romantic addition to the garden — until they go rogue," 9 July 2019 This includes a small flowering vine called Thurber’s morning glory. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up," 25 Apr. 2019 Sorry, no magic methods for bindweed/morning glory., "How to control bindweed, transplant camellia: Ask an expert," 6 Apr. 2018 Boat noodles are a specialty: Choose among rice, egg, or flat noodles in a pungent swirl of meatballs, pork rinds, bean sprouts, water spinach (known as morning glory), and beef or pork, topped with cilantro or scallions. Kara Baskin,, "Quick Bite: Dakzen near Davis Square for Bangkok-style street food," 5 July 2018 Flowers to start: In addition to above there are the harder, smaller seeds that need individual cups ie nemophila, silane, mignonette, Arctic poppy, California poppy, morning glory, Shirley poppies. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Resist the temptation to rake your lawn right now — you’ll be thankful later," 27 Apr. 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Morning glory.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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