Definition of moonflower in English:

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moonflower

Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnflaʊə/

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, 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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