Potato Definition

pə-tātō
potatoes
noun
potatoes
The starchy, brown-skinned or red-skinned tuber of a widely cultivated plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family, eaten as a cooked vegetable; the common white potato.
Webster's New World
This plant.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Any of various wild plants in the genus Solanum that are similar to the cultivated potato.
American Heritage

(informal, UK) A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Potato

Noun

Singular:
potato
Plural:
potatoes

Origin of Potato

  • Spanish patata alteration (probably influenced by Quechua papa white potato) of Taíno batata sweet potato

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Taino batata (“sweet potato"), via Spanish patata. Not from a hypothetical Nahuatl word *potatl.

    From Wiktionary

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