Definition of morning glory in English:

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morning glory

Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG ˌɡlôrē/

noun

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A climbing plant often cultivated for its showy trumpet-shaped flowers, which typically open in the early morning and wither by midday.
  • Genus Ipomoea, family Convolvulaceae: several species, in particular the common morning glory I. purpurea
Example sentences
  • Small flowered clematis, morning glory, the less vigorous climbing roses, nasturtiums and many others grow well in containers.
  • When the weather warms up, sow seeds of cosmos, marigold, morning glory, portulaca, nasturtium, sunflower, and zinnia for splashes of color.
  • Climbers don't really climb, as clematis or morning glory do, with tendrils that attach themselves to a fence or trellis.

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Syllabification: morn·ing glo·ry

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