seed potato


: a potato tuber grown for its buds which are used to start new plants
also : a section of such a tuber with one or more buds

Examples of seed potato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In December, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said a national survey detected no potato wart in seed potato fields not already under surveillance. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 Crabby Patty is a generous lump crab cake sandwich with Béarnaise aioli on a sesame-seed potato bun. New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Cover the seed potato piece and fill the trench up as the potato plant grows in the trench. Calvin Finch,, 22 Jan. 2021 Dig a trench 1 foot deep and place a portion of a seed potato every 18 inches. Calvin Finch,, 22 Jan. 2021 Put a few inches of a soil-compost mixture in the bottom of a bag, then plant three or four seed potato pieces and cover with 3 inches of soil. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 This week in the garden Plant seed potato pieces with eyes 18 inches apart in trenches 1 foot deep in the garden. Calvin Finch,, 23 Jan. 2020 Cover the seed potatoes in the trench initially with 3 to 4 inches of soil. Calvin Finch,, 19 Dec. 2019 Gwenyn Hill's potatoes are grown from seed potatoes obtained from Vermont Valley. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seed potato was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Seed potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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