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potato

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

Definition of potato

plural po·ta·toes

  1. 1 :  sweet potato

  2. 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

Rhymes with potato




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