potato

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noun, often attributive po·ta·to \pə-ˈtā-(ˌ)tō, -tə, dial pə-ˈdā-, bə-\

Definition of potato

plural

potatoes

  1. 1 :  sweet potato

  2. 2 a :  an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuber b :  the tuber of a potato —called also Irish potato, spud, white potato

Examples of potato in a sentence

  1. She's growing carrots and potatoes in her garden this year.

Illustration of potato

Origin and Etymology of potato

Spanish batata, from Taino


First Known Use: 1565



POTATO Defined for Kids

potato

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noun po·ta·to \pə-ˈtā-tō\

Definition of potato for Students

plural

potatoes

  1. :  the thick edible usually rounded underground tuber of a widely grown South American plant that is eaten as a vegetable



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