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 True blue is a rare color in the garden, but 'Blue Daze' Evolvulus, a dwarf morning glory, offers it in spades. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 22 June 2022 Calico aster, eastern white pine, southern sugar maple, scarlet morning glory. Tiana Clark, The Atlantic, 17 Sep. 2021 Lastly, ground morning glory (Convolvulus sabatius) is my go-to ground cover that will make do with very little water once established and is useful for helping to stabilize hills that suffer soil erosion. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 Using everything from oyster castles to water boulevards, morning glory vines to dune fences, the push is on to create living coastlines, engineered to channel nature’s powers rather than hold them at bay. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2021 Continue to plant summer color such as lantana and pentas, but add fall color plants like asters, celosia, cosmos, marigolds, morning glory, Joseph’s coat, ornamental grasses, Mexican bush sage and zinnias. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 28 June 2021 The National Autonomous University's botanical gardens are filled with flowering morning glory, agave plants and cactuses that provide the bats with food; their long tongues and noses have evolved to drink nectar from the blooms. Fabiola Sanchez, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Pre-order a brunch kit with spring strata, local greens salad, spelt flour morning glory bread and super seedy granola. Marc Bona, cleveland, 3 May 2021 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, 7 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of morning glory

1814, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Morning glory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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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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