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  • n. a flowering plant in the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae),genus Marah, native to western North America

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A morning-glory, Ipomœa leptophylla, found on the dry plains of Colorado and in adjacent regions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato


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