Meaning of IPOMOEA in English

/ip'euh mee"euh, uy'pay-/ , n.

1. any plant belonging to the genus Ipomoea, of the morning glory family, certain species of which are cultivated for their large, showy flowers.

2. the dried root of certain varieties of plants of this genus, yielding a resin sometimes used as a cathartic.

[ ip- (s. of îps ) worm + hómoia, neut. pl. of HÓMOIOS like; see HOMEO- ]

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