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
Root vegetables like radishes, potatoes and onions are prized produce commodities because of their resilience to growing conditions for easy harvesting and universal menu practicality.
Coleslaw is the go-to side, followed by baked beans, cornbread, potato salad and mac-n-cheese.
Add the plantains, infused oil, salt, pepper and some sofrito if desired, and mash with a potato masher or pestle.
There’s also vegan gnudi made from cashew cheese with wild mushrooms in sweet pea and truffle emulsion and chargrilled octopus with potato and cauliflower mash.
Both varieties of the tiny pasta can be prepared in just 10 minutes, an easy substitute for rice or potatoes.
Identity politics remain a recurrent hot potato in a nation where collecting data based on religious and ethnic backgrounds is banned and the wearing of religious symbols — such as face-covering veils — in public is prohibited.
There are homemade potato chips freckled with nutritional yeast; a vivid herb salad loaded with red orach, chickweed and oxalis flowers; and a statement on the brief menu declaring that all of the ingredients except the cheese are local and organic.
Or get your fix with some gyro meat stuffing a baked potato, filling an omelet, or topping a salad.
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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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