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Noun: man-of-the-earth
  1. A morning glory with long roots of western United States
    - Ipomoea leptophylla
  2. Tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
    - wild potato vine, wild sweet potato vine, manroot, scammonyroot, Ipomoea panurata, Ipomoea fastigiata

Derived forms: man-of-the-earths

Type of: morning glory

Encyclopedia: Man-of-the-earth