Meaning of “bindweed” in the English Dictionary


"bindweed" in English

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bindweednoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbaɪnd.wiːd/ us /ˈbaɪnd.wiːd/

Examples from literature

  • Attracted by the freshness of the spot, I approached and in the midst of a confusion of iris, mint and bindweed, I saw a blonde head quenching its thirst at the stream. 
  • Near by, too, is a hedge covered with great white blooms of the bindweed. 
  • Tall rank grass flourished on every side, carriage-way and borders alike had been blotted into a springing waste, and the few sprawling shrubs which we could recognize hardly emerged from beneath the choking smother of luxuriant bindweed. 
  • The bindweed has a creeping root, wild garlic has a bulb, and such forms are always producing new forms underground while the seed above the ground is able to do the same thing. 

(Definition of “bindweed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)