From Latin convolvulus (“bindweed; caterpillar”), from convolvō (“convolve”).
convolvulus (plural convolvuluses or convolvuli)
- (botany) Any of several plants, of the genus Convolvulus, found in temperate climates, having small trumpet-shaped flowers.
- 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 51,
- Already the convolvulus moth was spinning over the flowers.
plants of the genus Convolvulus