man-of-the-earth

Definition of man-of-the-earth

n.1.(Bot.) A long-rooted morning glory (Ipomoea leptophylla) of Western U. S.
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.

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Ipomoea leptophylla, morning glory
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