Ipomoea leptophylla
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ipomoea leptophylla — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea leptophylla — ID 42564 Symbol Key IPLE Common Name bush morning glory Family Convolvulaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Ipomoea leptophylla — noun a morning glory with long roots of western United States • Syn: ↑man of the earth • Hypernyms: ↑morning glory …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ipomoea leptophylla Torr. — Symbol IPLE Common Name bush morning glory Botanical Family Convolvulaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Ipomoea — is also an album by the ethereal wave band Love Spirals Downwards, and a short story by John Rackham, published by Ace Books in 1969. Ipomoea Ipomoea carnea, called canudo de pita in Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • Ipomoea fastigiata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea fastigiata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea panurata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea panurata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea — Prunkwinden Ipomoea purga, Illustration aus Koehler 1887 Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenp …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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