boniato

noun
bo·​ni·​a·​to | \ ˌbō-nē-ˈä-tō How to pronounce boniato (audio) \
plural boniatos

Definition of boniato

: a sweet potato having white dry flesh with little sweetness that is usually grown in subtropical regions

First Known Use of boniato

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boniato

American Spanish, perhaps from Taino

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“Boniato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boniato. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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