man-of-the-earth love

man-of-the-earth

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a twining plant (Ipomœa pandurata) with leaves and flowers much like those of the morning-glory, but having an immense tuberous farinaceous root.
  • n. A long-rooted morning glory (Ipomoea leptophylla) of Western U. S.
  • n. A tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial (Ipomoea panurata or Ipomoea fastigiata) having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wild potato-vine, Ipomœa pandurata, so called from the great size sometimes attained by the root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
  • n. a morning glory with long roots of western United States

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