from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipomœa Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipomœa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cypress-vine, Ipomæa Quamoclit.
- n. [capitalized] A section of the genus Ipomæa, including the cypress-vine, formerly regarded as a genus.
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At Bencoolen the same appellation is familiarly applied to the bunga tali-tali (Ipomoea quamoclit), a beautiful, little, monopetalous flower, divided into five angular segments, and closing at sunset.