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(ˌɪpəˈmɪə; ˌaɪ-)
1. (Plants) any tropical or subtropical convolvulaceous plant of the genus Ipomoea, such as the morning-glory, sweet potato, and jalap, having trumpet-shaped flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the dried root of a Mexican species, I. orizabensis, which yields a cathartic resin
[C18: New Latin, from Greek ips worm + homoios like]
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Noun1.ipomoea - morning gloryIpomoea - morning glory        
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
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But over the past few weeks it has been transformed from an empty space into a hive of activity with the introduction of countless seed trays and trays of small pots full of sweet peas, ipomoeas (morning glory) as well as edibles - our first crop of beans.
Diante do exposto, este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar o potencial alelopatico de plantas de Ipomoea fistulosa na germinacao e crescimento de plantulas.
Inicialmente, foram coletadas folhas de Ipomoea fistulosa em 12 plantas floridas de populacoes localizadas na margem Lagoa dos Indios, Rodovia Duque de Caxias km 4, no municipio de Macapa, estado do Amapa.
A particularly rich source for these compounds is the resins of Ipomoea (morning glory) species, from which a number of glycoresins, e.