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 The only constant floral decorations in our garden were the morning glories, self-seeding and wildly vivacious. Yiyun Li, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 The aster and morning glory also represent those born in September. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 The morning glory family belongs within the same order (Solanales) as the nightshades (Solanaceae), also long believed to have evolved around that time, or possibly a little earlier, in what's now North America. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 21 May 2018 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 Among the chrysanthemums, sunflowers and morning glories are photos encased in clear acrylic sheets of the 10 Black residents killed in the Tops massacre. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 8 May 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 No traffic, small patches of green space to grow sunflowers and squash and morning glories, open spaces for the kids to whoosh by on scooters. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 There’s game hen stuffed with chicken-gizzard dirty rice; panang lamb neck; vegan green curry bucatini with pistachio gremolata; and an off-menu dish of lamb chops with fried prawn heads, sautéed morning glory and mint tapioca — Argoti’s take on surf and turf — to round out the larger plates. Stephanie Breijostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of morning glory was in 1814

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“Morning glory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

morning glory

: any of various usually twining plants with showy trumpet-shaped flowers that usually close by the middle of the day
also : any of various related herbs, vines, shrubs, or trees
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