bindweed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bindweed any of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bindweed (Bot) A plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed Convolvulus Sepium); lesser bindweed Convolvulus arvensis); the white bindweed, the blue bindweed, the Syrian bindweed . The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera rough bindweed. "The fragile bindweed bells and bryony rings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bindweed The common name for plants of the genus Convolvulus, especially of C. arvensis, C. (or Calystegia) sepium, and C. (or Calystegia) Soldanella.
    • n bindweed Tamus communis of Europe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bindweed the convolvulus, a genus of plants, so called from their twining or binding
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bindan; cog. with Ger. binden, Sans. bandh.

Usage

In literature:

Near by, too, is a hedge covered with great white blooms of the bindweed.
"The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing
And would you call the little pink bindweed childish innocence?
"Abbeychurch" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It is a cousin of the common Bindweed.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
There is another climbing plant in the hedge, the Large Bindweed or Convolvulus.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
He hath bound thee as the bindweed binds the trees.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
Enemies, too, have assailed it; the daring couch invaded it, the bindweed climbed up the stalk, the storm rushed along and beat it down.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Signa heard "beautiful things" as he sat in the rising moonlight, with the bells of the little bindweed white about his feet.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Some of the bindweed family, I ought to say, are valuable in medicine.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Then they tried sewing the leaves together with bindweed.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The scent of the bindweed was her favourite, then the pink, then the honeysuckle, then the jasmine.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

It shook the leaves of the bindweed
Where the summer shadows were cool;
It stirred the tiniest ripple
On the mirror of the pool.
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
Twisting bindweed, honey'd woodbine,
Cling to her, while, red and blue,
On her rounded form ripe berries
Dash and die in gory dew.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Her face was as the face of mid—June when
Blossoms the meadowsweet, the bindweed blows:
Pale as a lily first She blenched, and then
Blushed like a rose.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
The Virgin's slipper now is made our prize;
Frequent the columbine with drooping head;
Iris; lobelia; bindweed's tenderest dyes,
Pale pendent lily, or erect and red.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain

In news:

Avoid tilling purslane, bindweed, nutgrass, crabgrass, and johnsongrass.
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In science:

We report on the asymptotic behaviour of a new model of random walk, we term the bindweed model, evolving in a random environment on an infinite multiplexed tree.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics
This model is also equivalent to random walk in random environment on a multiplexed tree, a process we term bindweed in the sequel.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics
The bindweed model In this section we introduce a model describing an evolution of a random string in random environment on a tree (which is somewhat similar to the model studied in ) which we call the bindweed model.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics
Now, let us de fine the dynamics of the bindweed model.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics
Fix a realisation of that collection of random vectors and consider the bindweed model with the transition rates ruled by that realisation.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics
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