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.
Origin and Etymology of potato
Spanish batata, from Taino
First Known Use: 1565
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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