mashed potatoes

Definition of mashed potatoes

  1. :  potatoes that have been boiled and then made into a soft mass by crushing and beating

Word by Word Definitions

mashplay mashed
  1. :  to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure

    :  crush, smash

    :  to subject (a substance, such as crushed malt) to the action of water with heating and stirring in preparing wort

  1. :  a mixture of ground feeds for livestock

    :  crushed malt or grain meal steeped and stirred in hot water to produce wort

    :  a soft pulpy mass

  1. :  crush

  1. :  to flirt with or seek the affection of

potatoplay potatoes
  1. :  sweet potato

    :  an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuber

    :  the tuber of a potato —called also Irish potato, spud, white potato


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