new potato


: a small moist tender thin-skinned potato harvested early in the growing season

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other treats readily available included Ghirardelli chocolates, OLLY, Lesser Evil popcorn, Mosh Bars, Reese's new potato chip and pretzel flavors, Clio yogurt bars, BarkTHINS, Brookside, Smart Sweets and Wise Sons bagels. Melody Chiu,, 6 Dec. 2021 In its mission to spark joy and bring smiles to people across the country, Lay’s has a series of new potato chip bags that features the stories — and smiles — of incredible people, all to benefit an extremely worthwhile cause. Nicole Cormier, Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2020 Laura Martin, whose Foerstel marketing firm oversees the Big Potato Truck and its travels, estimates creating the old and new potatoes cost about $200,000 each. Bill Manny, idahostatesman, 20 June 2018 Muldoon Farmers Market: Jerrianne Lowther says the market is bursting with colorful produce, from carrots to red and golden beets, new potatoes, green beans and raspberries. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2019 The cool, tangy escabeche of plump mussels, tender new potatoes, and cabbage, finished with flowering dill, is worth ordering. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2019 Veggie sides include heirloom roasted carrots, smoked new potatoes, and whey braised cabbage. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Oct. 2019 Muldoon Farmers Market: The list of produce at the Muldoon market is lengthy and includes several new items, including carrots, red and golden beets, new potatoes, strawberries and raspberries. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2019 Rempel Family Farm has raspberries, green beans and new potatoes in addition to their wide variety of other produce. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of new potato was in 1765

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Cite this Entry

“New potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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