Yukon-gold meaning

A variety of potato having yellow-brown skin and yellow flesh.
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Origin of yukon-gold

  • Named by the Canadian agriculturalist who developed the variety, Gary Johnston (1916–2000), after the Yukon River (with reference to the gold rush rush that occurred in the Yukon Territory in 1897–1898 and to the color of the potato variety)

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