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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bind·weed n. Bot. A plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed (Convolvulus Sepium); lesser bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis); the white bindweed, the blue bindweed, the Syrian bindweed. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.
    The fragile bindweed bells and bryony rings.   --Tennyson.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hedge n.  A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.
    The roughest berry on the rudest hedge.   --Shak.
 Through the verdant maze
 Of sweetbrier hedges I pursue my walk.   --Thomson.
 Note:Hedge, when used adjectively or in composition, often means rustic, outlandish, illiterate, poor, or mean; as, hedge priest; hedgeborn, etc.
 Hedge bells, Hedge bindweed Bot., a climbing plant related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium).
 Hedge bill, a long-handled billhook.
 Hedge garlic Bot., a plant of the genus Alliaria. See Garlic mustard, under Garlic.
 Hedge hyssop Bot., a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola, the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
 Hedge marriage, a secret or clandestine marriage, especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.]
 Hedge mustard Bot., a plant of the genus Sisymbrium, belonging to the Mustard family.
 Hedge nettle Bot., an herb, or under shrub, of the genus Stachys, belonging to the Mint family. It has a nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless.
 Hedge note. (a) The note of a hedge bird. (b) Low, contemptible writing. [Obs.] --Dryden.
 Hedge priest, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak.
 Hedge school, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge, in Ireland; a school for rustics.
 Hedge sparrow Zool., a European warbler (Accentor modularis) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white. Called also chanter, hedge warbler, dunnock, and doney.
 Hedge writer, an insignificant writer, or a writer of low, scurrilous stuff. [Obs.] --Swift.
 To breast up a hedge. See under Breast.
 To hang in the hedge, to be at a standstill. “While the business of money hangs in the hedge.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Convolvulus sepium
      n : common Eurasian and American wild climber with pink flowers;
          sometimes placed in genus Convolvulus [syn: hedge
          bindweed, wild morning-glory, Calystegia sepium]