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potato

noun, po·ta·to often attributive \pə-ˈtā-(ˌ)tō, -tə, dial pə-ˈdā-, bə-\
plural po·ta·toes

Definition of POTATO

2
a :  an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuber
b :  the tuber of a potato —called also Irish potato, spud, white potato

Examples of POTATO

  1. She's growing carrots and potatoes in her garden this year.

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Origin of POTATO

Spanish batata, from Taino
First Known Use: 1565

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with POTATO

POTATO Defined for Kids

potato

noun po·ta·to \pə-ˈtā-tō\
plural po·ta·toes

Definition of POTATO for Kids

:  the thick edible usually rounded underground tuber of a widely grown South American plant that is eaten as a vegetable
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