man-of-the-earth

[man-uh v-th ee-urth, -urth]

noun, plural 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.

Nearby words

  1. man-made,
  2. man-mark,
  3. man-minute,
  4. man-mountain,
  5. man-o'-war bird,
  6. man-of-war,
  7. man-of-war bird,
  8. man-of-war fish,
  9. man-sized,
  10. man-tailored

Origin of man-of-the-earth

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35


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