Definitions for POTATOpəˈteɪ toʊ, -tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•ta•topəˈteɪ toʊ, -tə(n.)(pl.)-toes.

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called Irish potato , white potato .

  2. the plant itself.

    Category: Plants

  3. Category: Plants

    Ref: sweet potato (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

Origin of potato:

1545–55; < Sp patata white potato < Taino

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater(noun)

    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

  2. potato, white potato, white potato vine, Solanum tuberosum(noun)

    annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. potato(noun)əˈteɪ toʊ, -tə

    a common white root vegetable with brown or red skin that is eaten cooked

    roast beef and potatoes; to boil/mash/roast potatoes

Wiktionary

  1. potato(Noun)

    A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe

  2. potato(Noun)

    A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking

  3. Origin: From batata, via patata. Not from a hypothetical Nahuatl word *potatl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potato(noun)

    a plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of South America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as New Mexico

  2. Potato(noun)

    the sweet potato (see below)

Freebase

  1. Potato

    The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family. The word may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. In the region of the Andes, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region four centuries ago, and have become an integral part of much of the world's cuisine. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize. Long-term storage of potatoes requires specialised care in cold warehouses. Wild potato species occur throughout the Americas, from the United States to southern Chile. The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations, but later genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species proved a single origin for potatoes in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia, where they were domesticated 7,000–10,000 years ago. Following centuries of selective breeding, there are now over a thousand different types of potatoes. Of these subspecies, a variety that at one point grew in the Chiloé Archipelago left its germplasm on over 99% of the cultivated potatoes worldwide.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POTATO' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3454

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POTATO' in Nouns Frequency: #1561


Translations for POTATO

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

potato(noun)

a type of plant with round underground stems (called tubers ) which are used as a vegetable.

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