Ipomœa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ipomœa (Bot) A genus of twining plants with showy monopetalous flowers, including the morning-glory, the sweet potato, and the cypress vine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. “Named, according to Linnæus, from Gr. 'i`ps 'ipo`s, a bindweed [which it is not], and "o`moios like.” Gray.