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  1. bindweednoun

    any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit


  1. bindweednoun

    Any of several trailing vine-like plants, of the related genera Calystegia and Convolvulus, that have funnel-shaped flowers.

  2. Etymology: From bind + weed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bindweednoun

    convolvulus, Lat. The name of a plant.

    It hath, for the most part, trailing stalks; the leaves grow alternately on the branches; the flower consists of one leaf, shaped like a bell, whose mouth is widely expanded; the ovary becomes a roundish membraneous fruit, wrapped up within the flower cup; and is generally divided into three cells, each containing one angular seed. The species are thirty six.
    1. The common white great bindweed, vulgarly called bearbind.
    2. Lesser field bindweed, with a rose coloured flower, vulgarly called gravelbind.
    3. Common sea bindweed, with round leaves.
    4. Great American bindweed, with spacious yellow sweet scented flowers, commonly called Spanish arbour vine, or Spanish woodbine.
    5. White and yellow Spanish potatoes.
    6. Red Spanish potatoes.
    7. The jalap, &c. The first of these species is a very troublesome weed in gardens; and the second sort is still a worse weed than the former. The third sort is found upon gravelly or sandy shores, where the salt water overflows: this is a strong purge, and, as such, is often used in medicine. The fourth sort is common in the hot parts of America, and is planted to cover arbours and seats: one of these plants will grow to the length of sixty or an hundred feet, and produce great quantities of side branches, and large fragrant yellow flowers, succeeded by three large angular seeds. The two kinds of potatoes are much cultivated in the West Indies, for food; and, from the roots, a drink is made, called mobby, stronger or weaker: it is a sprightly liquour, but not subject to fly into the head; nor will it keep beyond four or five days. These roots have been brought from America, and are cultivated in Spain and Portugal; but, in general, they are not so well liked as the common potato, being too sweet and luscious. The jalap, whose root has been long used in medicine, is a native of the province of Italapa, about two days journey from La Vera Cruz. Philip Miller.

    Bindweed is of two sorts, the larger and the smaller; the first sort flowers in September, and the last in June and July. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. bindweed

    Bindweed is a type of perennial flowering plant belonging to the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. It is characterized by its long, twining stems, large, trumpet-shaped flowers (typically white or pink), and heart-shaped leaves. Bindweed plants are known for their rapid and tenacious growth, often considered as invasive weeds as they can overwhelm and choke other cultivated plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bindweednoun

    a plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed (C. Sepium); lesser bindweed (C. arvensis); the white, the blue, the Syrian, bindweed. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bindweed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bindweed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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