Any of several unrelated vines which bloom at night

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  • Moonflower — may refer to: Plants A common name for several night blooming plants, some with white flowers, including: Nightblooming cereus species, including Hylocereus. Datura species, including D. inoxia Ipomoea species previously separated in Calonyction …   Wikipedia

  • Moonflower — Moon flow er, n. (Bot.) (a) The oxeye daisy; called also {moon daisy}. (b) A kind of morning glory ({Ipom[oe]a Bona nox}) with large white flowers opening at night. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonflower — [mo͞onflou΄ər] n. any of a genus (Calonyction) of tropical American, perennial twining vines of the morning glory family, with heart shaped leaves and large, fragrant white or purple flowers that bloom at night …   English World dictionary

  • moonflower — linažiedis sukutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vijoklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Ipomoea violacea), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Ipomoea violacea angl. beach moonflower; moonflower; ololiuqui; sea moonflower šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • moonflower — paprastoji durnaropė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Datura stramonium), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Datura inermis; Datura stramonium; Datura stramonium var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • moonflower — noun Date: circa 1909 a tropical American morning glory (Ipomoea alba syn. Calonyction aculeatum) with fragrant flowers; also any of several related plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moonflower — /moohn flow euhr/, n. a plant, Ipomoea alba, of the morning glory family, having fragrant white flowers that bloom at night. [1780 90; MOON + FLOWER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Moonflower — Calonyction (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • moonflower — n. type of flower that blooms nocturnally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moonflower — noun a tropical American climbing plant of the convolvulus family, with sweet smelling trumpet shaped white flowers which open at dusk and close at midday. [Ipomoea alba.] …   English new terms dictionary

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