(Con*voke") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Convoked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convoking.] [L. convocare: cf. F. convoquer. See Convocate.] To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons.

There remained no resource but the dreadful one of convoking a parliament.

Syn. — To summon; assemble; convene. See Call.

(Con"vo*lute) a. [L. convolutus, p. p. of convolvere. See Convolve.] (Bot.) Rolled or wound together, one part upon another; — said of the leaves of plants in æstivation.

(Con"vo*lu`ted) a.

1. Having convolutions.

beaks recurved and convoluted like a ram's horn.

2. Folded in tortuous windings.

A highly convoluted brain.
North Amer. Rev.

(Con`vo*lu"tion) n.

1. The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.

O'er the calm sea, in convolution swift,
The feathered eddy floats.

2. The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself. Blackmore.

3. (Anat.) An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.

(Con*volve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Convolved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convolving.] [L. convolvere, - volutum; con- + volvere to roll. See Voluble.] To roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another.

Then Satan first knew pain,
And writhed him to and fro convolved.

(Con*vol`vu*la"ceous) a. [From Convolvus.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the bindweed and the morning-glory are common examples.

(Con*vol"vu*lin) n. (Chem.) A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties.

(Con*vol"vu*lus) n.; pl. L.Convolvuli E. Convoluluses [L., bindweed, fr. convolvere to roll around. So named from its twining stems.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers, including the common bindweed (C. arwensis), and formerly the morning-glory, but this is now transferred to the genus Ipomæa.

The luster of the long convolvuluses
That coiled around the stately stems.

(Con*voy") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Convoyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convoying.] [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.] To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.

I know ye skillful to convoy
The total freight of hope and joy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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