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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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|Noun||1.||Ipomoea - 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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