Definition of bindweed in English:

bindweed

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A twining plant with trumpet-shaped flowers, several kinds of which are invasive weeds.

    • ‘The weed strangling your garden is known as bindweed.’
    • ‘Even the salvias and euphorbias are suffering, and I see bindweed.’
    • ‘Before we moved here, two pernicious weeds - bindweed and sticky-willie - had been allowed to establish themselves throughout the length of the hedge.’
    • ‘Avoid tilling overly aggressive or invasive plants that produce root-buds, such as crabgrass, johnsongrass, bindweed or Canada thistle.’
    • ‘Using his trusty scanner again, Doran has taken plants that most gardeners would characterise as weeds, such as dandelions and bindweed, and photographed them against a plain black background.’
    • ‘Brambles and bindweed (which he called bindbell) mainly.’
    • ‘Perennial grasses such as bluegrass and quackgrass and broadleaves such as Canada thistle, bindweed, and curly dock also could be addressed with the Roundup Ready weed control program.’
    • ‘And please don't talk to me about ‘well bindweed is okay but creeping buttercup is a little rascal’, because we're not on first name terms, the weeds and I.’
    • ‘To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.’
    • ‘Nettles and tangles of bindweed, pelt-snagging goosegrass and bedstraw alike were avoided, while he gazed with pleasure on the eager growth of scattered rowan and hawthorn saplings.’
    • ‘The list of weed species includes: morninglory, bindweed, buckwheat, Pennsylvania smartweed, Venice mallow, sweet clover, velvetleaf, lamb's quarters, and nightshade.’
    • ‘Perennial weeds such as horsetail and bindweed need more attention because the roots should be removed to stand any chance of eradicating them.’
    • ‘Docken, like dandelion, nettle, ground elder, bindweed and couch-grass belongs to that troublesome group of wild flowers called perennial weeds.’
    • ‘A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.’
    • ‘These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.’
    • ‘Spray perennial weeds such as bindweed and Canadian thistle with a glyphosate-based herbicide before first frost.’
    • ‘Having said that, be assured that late summer is ideal for tackling the growth of difficult weeds such as ground elder, brambles, bindweed and Japanes knotweed.’
    • ‘On the way from the airport to the hotel I spotted hundreds of sky-blue flowers (about the size of bindweed flowers) on ground-hugging plants - seemingly wild - on the side of the highway.’
    • ‘Weed control weaknesses: Provides poor control of legumes, Carolina geranium, morningglories, bindweed, and sedges.’
    • ‘None of the chemicals knocked out field bindweed or little mallow, but that's been the case with methyl bromide plus chloropicrin, too.’
    1. 1.1 Used in names of twining plants similar to bindweed, e.g. black bindweed.

Pronunciation:

bindweed

/ˈbʌɪndwiːd/