man-of-the-earth
man-of-the-earth man-of-the-earth n. 1. (Bot.) A long-rooted morning glory ({Ipomoea leptophylla}) of Western U. S.

Syn: man of the earth, {Ipomoea leptophylla}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. 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.

Syn: wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine, man of the earth, manroot, scammonyroot, {Ipomoea panurata}, {Ipomoea fastigiata}. [WordNet 1.5]


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