Potato meaning

pə-tātō
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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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Any of various wild plants in the genus Solanum that are similar to the cultivated potato.
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A sweet potato.
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A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe.
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(informal, UK) A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking.
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"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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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