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Definition of convolvulus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

convolvulus

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noun
BrE BrE//kənˈvɒlvjələs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈvɑːlvjələs//
 
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a wild plant with triangular leaves and flowers that are shaped like trumpets. It climbs up walls, fences, etc. and twists itself around other plants. Word OriginLatin, ‘bindweed’, from convolvere ‘roll together’, from con- ‘together’ + volvere ‘roll’.
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