[ man-uh v-th ee-urth, -urth ]
/ ˈmæn əv ðiˌɜrθ, -ˈɜrθ /
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.
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Origin of man-of-the-earth
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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