new potato


Definition of new potato

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

Examples of new potato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "New Lay’s snack bags feature inspiring D-FW community members in support of Operation Smile," 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, "New Big Idaho Potato has AC, a mashed-potato interior and cushy digs for Spuddy Buddy," 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, "Try new local chocolate made from hand-ground beans," 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, "Botanical Tipples and Dreamy Pastas at Il Fiorista," 22 Nov. 2019 Veggie sides include heirloom roasted carrots, smoked new potatoes, and whey braised cabbage. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lawrence's Wedding Will Reportedly Take Place This Weekend—and the Menu Includes S'mores," 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, "Not into fishing? Direct order sockeye has begun. Plus, our warm summer means beautiful berries are headed to the farmers markets," 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, "Not into fishing? Direct order sockeye has begun. Plus, our warm summer means beautiful berries are headed to the farmers markets," 25 July 2019 Big, sweet onions, bagfuls of juicing carrots, new potatoes and all colors of cauliflower, cabbages and kohlrabi. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "How fish are helping grow basil and more at a Wasilla farm," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of new potato

1765, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2020

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“New potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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