The definition of a potato is a starchy brown or red-skinned growth of a plant in the nightshade family.(noun)
An example of a potato is the food from which french fries are made.
See potato in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. potatoes
Origin: Sp patata, var. of batata, sweet potato < Taino name
See potato in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. po·ta·toes
Origin: Spanish patata
Origin: , alteration (probably influenced by Quechua papa, white potato)
Origin: of Taino batata, sweet potato.
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