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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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