quamoclit vulgaris


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quamoclit \Quam"o*clit\, n. [Gr. ? a bean + ? to bend, to
   slope.] (Bot.)
   Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine
   (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit). The
   genus is now merged in Ipom[oe]a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cypress \Cy"press\ (s?"pr?s), n.; pl. Cypresses (-?z). [OE.
   cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus,
   cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????,
   perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot)
   A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are
   mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its
   durability.
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   Note: Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental
         cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, the evergreen
         American cypress, Cupressus thyoides (now called
         Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea), and the deciduous
         American cypress, Taxodium distichum. As having
         anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs,
         the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and
         sadness.
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   Cypress vine (Bot.), a climbing plant with red or white
      flowers (Ipot[oe]a Quamoclit, formerly {Quamoclit
      vulgaris}).
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