: a tropical vine (Ipomoea batatas) of the morning-glory family that is often grown for its edible tuberous root or for its ornamental variously shaped green to purple leaves and usually white to pinkish funnel-shaped flowers with pink to purple centers
also: the large thick sweet and nutritious tuberous root of the sweet potato that has beige, yellow, orange, red, or purple flesh and is cooked and eaten as a vegetable compare yamsense 2
Recent Examples on the WebIn another social media post on the subject, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said that the sticks, which can also be made with sweet potato, meet the country's standards as a hygiene product, but that's all.—Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Sides include sausage and cornbread dressing, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, collards and green beans.—Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Take a high-calorie menu item like Ruth’s Chris’ popular sweet potato casserole, for example.—Sarah Garone, Health, 18 Jan. 2024 Masu crudo is made with ocean trout, Japanese sweet potato and makrut lime leaf.—Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 Tending gardens filled with manioc, maize, sweet potato and chili peppers was a daily ritual for these Indigenous people.—Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 The large cuts of fish, served with outsize kernels of corn and steamed sweet potato, are a later addition, borrowed from sashimi brought by Japanese in the early 20th century.—Simeon Tegel, Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2024 Get The Recipe 15 of 32 Sweet Potato Cobbler
The hearty, healthy sweet potato shines in this cobbler, which uses just a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon to flavor.—Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 19 Dec. 2023 What makes this a distinctly Taiwanese dish is its double-fried crunch, produced by a batter of thick sweet potato starch, and its finishing seasoning of chili powder, ground white pepper, and shards of fried Thai basil.—Clarissa Wei, Saveur, 30 Nov. 2023 See More
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