man-of-the-earth definition

  • noun:
    • a twining plant (Ipomœa pandurata) with leaves and plants much like those associated with the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.
    • A long-rooted morning glory (Ipomoea leptophylla) of west U. S.
    • A tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial (Ipomoea panurata or Ipomoea fastigiata) having a huge starchy root; sometimes held becoming source of the sweet-potato.
    • The wild potato-vine, Ipomœa pandurata, so called from the great size sometimes attained by the root.
    • tropical United states prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; often held to-be supply of the sweet-potato
    • a morning glory with long roots of western United States

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