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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.

Illustration of POTATO

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

May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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