- The definition of a potato is a starchy brown or red-skinned growth of a plant in the nightshade family.
An example of a potato is the food from which french fries are made.
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- sweet potato
- the starchy, brown-skinned or red-skinned tuber of a widely cultivated plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family, eaten as a cooked vegetable; Irish potato; white potato
- this plant
Origin: Sp patata, variant, variety of batata, sweet potato from Taino name
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noun pl. po·ta·toes
- A South American plant (Solanum tuberosum) widely cultivated for its starchy edible tubers.
- A tuber of this plant.
- A sweet potato. See Regional Note at possum.
Origin: Spanish patata, alteration (probably influenced by Quechua papa, white potato) of Taino batata, sweet potato.
potato - Computer Definition
"A person over thirty acting twenty-one." In other words, an older person pretending to be more "with it." See digispeak.
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