air potato

noun

Definition of air potato

: an Asian yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) sometimes cultivated for its large axillary potatolike tubers

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First Known Use of air potato

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Air potato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20potato. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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