Pronunciation: (man'uv-&thslash;ē-ûrth", -ûrth'), [key]
—pl. men-of-the-earth, man-of-the-earths.
a morning glory, Ipomoea pandurata, of eastern North America, having white flowers and a very large, tuberous root. Also called manroot, wild potato, wild sweet potato.
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