Definition of potato
1 : sweet potato
2a : an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuberb : the tuber of a potato —called also Irish potato, spud, white potato
Examples of potato in a Sentence
She's growing carrots and potatoes in her garden this year.
Recent Examples of potato from the Web
That’s the equivalent of a few grains of salt in 10 tons of potato chips — but enough over time to build up in bay fish to cause a possible toxicity problem for consumers.
Arrange sweet potatoes on a platter and drizzle with more glaze and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.
Since 1986, the FDA has become more stringent about sulfites in foods, banning it in fresh fruits and vegetables (minus potatoes) as well as salad bars.
The Center for Food Safety, along with other groups, vocally opposed the apples and potatoes modified through RNAi.
Diners can build their own from options including the standards plus items like crispy potatoes, pickled sweet peppers, vegan sausage and white anchovies along with more than half a dozen cheese varieties.
Students were divided into groups to make each dish, like mashed potatoes and turkey.
Serve with a salad, such as French potato salad, or slice it and use it to fill a baguette, along with mesclun and Camembert.
Currently, Golden Flake produces more than 200 different sizes and varieties of snacks, including potato chips, tortilla chips, popcorn, pork skins, cheese puffs, cheese curls and more.
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Origin and Etymology of potato
Spanish batata, from Taino
First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
POTATO Defined for Kids
Definition of potato for Students
: the thick edible usually rounded underground tuber of a widely grown South American plant that is eaten as a vegetable
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