(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.
1. Having convolutions.
beaks recurved and convoluted like a ram's horn.
2. Folded in tortuous windings.
A highly convoluted brain.
North Amer. Rev.
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
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.