Definition of moonflower in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onˌflou(ə)r/


A tropical American climbing plant of the morning glory family, with large, sweet-smelling white flowers that open at dusk and close at midday.
  • Ipomoea alba, family Convolvulaceae.
Example sentences
  • She bought a tomato cage, a large plastic flower-pot saucer (the kind that looks like terra-cotta), some string and vines, such as clematis, moonflower or morning glory.
  • At night, walking slowly through a starlit, stone-covered path, you can happen upon a fragrant moonflower vine covered with large, white saucer-shaped flowers or sweet-scented night-blooming jasmine.
  • Last weekend we planted moonflowers, next week we're on to sunflowers.

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Syllabification: moon·flow·er

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