man-of-the-earth

[ man-uhv-thee-urth, -urth ]

noun,plural men-of-the-earth, man-of-the-earths.
  1. a morning glory, Ipomoea pandurata, of eastern North America, having white flowers and a very large, tuberous root.

Origin of man-of-the-earth

1
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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