boniato

noun

bo·​ni·​a·​to ˌbō-nē-ˈä-tō How to pronounce boniato (audio)
plural boniatos
: a sweet potato having white dry flesh with little sweetness that is usually grown in subtropical regions

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, perhaps from Taino

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boniato was in 1800

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Cite this Entry

“Boniato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boniato. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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