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man-of-the-earth

[man-uh v-th ee-urth, -urth] /ˈmæn əv ðiˌɜrθ, -ˈɜrθ/
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
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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