One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the genus Ipomoea in the convolvulus family, especially (in gardening) a morning glory.
- ‘If you want to cover your fence fast, the best choice would probably have to be morning glories (Ipomoea).’
- ‘Morning glories are a major weed problem in New Mexico, Arizona, and in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where several species of Ipomoea are found.’
Modern Latin, from Greek ips ‘worm’ + homoios ‘like’.
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