Meaning of ipomoea in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪpəˈmiːə/


  • 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’.