Is there one that sounds more magical?
Whether the word convolvulaceous has real magic powers I can't be sure, but do try it out and let me know.
So what does convolvulaceous mean?
It's the name of a family of beautiful, though sometimes vicious, very fast-growing trumpet-flowered plants. They look glorious:
photo by David Wagner
but they climb by twining round other plants, which are sometimes strangled or overcome by the sheer weight of the convolvulaceous plant.
Sometimes convolvulaceous plants are used as medicine:
that's scammony. It's used to treat constipation.
sometimes they're poisonous:
that's field bindweed. It's rather poisonous to horses.
but sometimes they're sweet:
Yes, the sweet potato is convolvulaceous.
and always, just always, they have a spark of magic about them.
This may be the reason why pixies have the really hugely irritating habit of wearing the flowers as hats.
Word To Use Today: convolvulaceous. This word comes from the Latin convolvere, to roll together, from volvere, to turn.