What does Potato mean?

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pəˈteɪ toʊ, -təpota·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, taternoun

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

  2. potato, white potato, white potato vine, Solanum tuberosumnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. potatonoun

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

  2. potatonoun

    A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Potatonoun

    An esculent root.

    The red and white potatoes are the most common esculent roots now in use, and were originally brought from Virginia into Europe. Philip Miller.

    On choicest melons and sweet grapes they dine,
    And with potatoes fat their wanton swine. Edmund Waller.

    The families of farmers live in filth and nastiness upon butter-milk and potatoes. Jonathan Swift.

    Leek to the Welch, to Dutchmen butter’s dear,
    Of Irish swains potatoe is the chear;
    Oats for their feasts the Scottish shepherds grind,
    Sweet turnips are the food of Blouzelind;
    While she loves turnips, butter I’ll despise,
    Nor leeks, nor oatmeal, nor potatoe prize. John Gay.

Wikipedia

  1. Potato

    The potato is a starchy food, a tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum and is a root vegetable native to the Americas. The plant is a perennial in the nightshade family Solanaceae.Wild potato species can be found from the southern United States to southern Chile. The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated by Native Americans independently in multiple locations, but later genetic studies traced a single origin, in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia. Potatoes were domesticated there approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago, from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex. In the Andes region of South America, where the species is indigenous, some close relatives of the potato are cultivated. Potatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas by the Spanish in the second half of the 16th century. Today they are a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world's food supply. As of 2014, potatoes were the world's fourth-largest food crop after maize (corn), wheat, and rice. Following millennia of selective breeding, there are now over 5,000 different types of potatoes. Over 99% of potatoes presently cultivated worldwide descend from varieties that originated in the lowlands of south-central Chile. The importance of the potato as a food source and culinary ingredient varies by region and is still changing. It remains an essential crop in Europe, especially Northern and Eastern Europe, where per capita production is still the highest in the world, while the most rapid expansion in production since 2000 has occurred in southern and eastern Asia, with China and India leading the world in overall production as of 2018. Like the tomato, the potato is a nightshade in the genus Solanum, and the vegetative and fruiting parts of the potato contain the toxin solanine which is dangerous for human consumption. Normal potato tubers that have been grown and stored properly produce glycoalkaloids in amounts small enough to be negligible for human health, but, if green sections of the plant (namely sprouts and skins) are exposed to light, the tuber can accumulate a high enough concentration of glycoalkaloids to affect human health. The discovery of acrylamides in starchy foods in 2002 led to international health concerns, but subsequent high-quality evidence showed acrylamide is not likely to cause cancer in humans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potatonoun

    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. Potatonoun

    the sweet potato (see below)

  3. Etymology: [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Potato

    pō-tā′tō, n. one of the tubers of a plant almost universally cultivated for food in the temperate parts of the globe: the plant itself:—pl. Potā′toes.—ns. Potā′to-bee′tle, a North American beetle which commits fearful ravages among potatoes; Potā′to-bing (Scot.), a heap of potatoes to be preserved; Potā′to-bō′gle (Scot.), a scarecrow; Potā′to-disease′, -rot, a destructive disease of the potato caused by a parasitic fungus; Potā′to-fing′er (Shak.), a fat finger, used in contempt; Potā′to-fly, a dipterous insect of the same genus as the radish-fly, whose maggots are often abundant in bad potatoes in autumn.—Small potatoes (U.S.), anything petty or contemptible. [Sp. patata, batata, orig. Haytian.]

Editors Contribution

  1. potato

    A type of cultivar, plant or seed created and cultivated in various species.

    There are thousands of varieties of potatoes grown across the world and they are one of the worlds most popular grown tuber vegetables and food.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 8, 2016  


  2. potato

    A type of vegetable.

    Potatoes are a type of vegetable cultivated and eaten worldwide.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 8, 2016  


  3. Potato

    A legendary food that we cannot live without


    Submitted by fez on March 21, 2022  

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

  2. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potato in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potato in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Potato in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Brown:

    You have these sort of potato chip-like bones preserved in very hard rock, and you've got to remove the bones from the rock without destroying them.

  2. Nadir Shah:

    I know I’ll have to spend half of my earnings to purchase the potato seed for my next crop.

  3. Heriberto Gonzalez:

    There are some soups that any Mexican mothers could prepare! Borscht, for example, because they use the potato in a very similar way. Of course, there's a little bitter Russian flavor to it, but if I wanted Mexican food, I would have stayed in Mexico!

  4. Fox News:

    The Small Change Diet, creamy hummus adds a lot of flavor to a baked potato, with a lot less calories than butter.

  5. Thomas Overbury:

    The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.

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