potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater(noun)
an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
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
A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe
A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking
Origin: From batata, via patata. Not from a hypothetical Nahuatl word *potatl.
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
the sweet potato (see below)
Origin: [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.]
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
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.]
A type of plant and edible tuber cultivated in a variety of species.
Potato is a much loved food and is used as a form of edible food, cultivated and grown across the world and turned into a variety of forms of different foods.
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.
A type of vegetable.
Potatoes are a type of vegetable cultivated and eaten worldwide.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'potato' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3454
Rank popularity for the word 'potato' in Nouns Frequency: #1561
The numerical value of potato in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of potato in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
High fashion has the shelf life of potato salad.
It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
Feeding the odd potato chip or pretzel probably won’t do any harm.
It probably costs more to eat here, what are you supposed to feed your kids? Potato chips?
I know I’ll have to spend half of my earnings to purchase the potato seed for my next crop.
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Translations for potato
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- aartappel, ertappelAfrikaans
- бәрәңге, картуфBashkir
- ཞོ་ཁོག་Tibetan Standard
- creïlla, patataCatalan, Valencian
- brambor, bramboraCzech
- паранка, çĕр улмиChuvash
- Erdapfel, KartoffelGerman
- πατάτα, γεώμηλοGreek
- patata, papaSpanish
- patata, lursagarBasque
- peruna, pottuFinnish
- epli, eplFaroese
- patate, pomme de terreFrench
- ierappelWestern Frisian
- fata, prátaIrish
- buntàtaScottish Gaelic
- תפוח אדמהHebrew
- आलु, आलूHindi
- krumpli, burgonyaHungarian
- kartafla, jarðepliIcelandic
- じゃがいも, 馬鈴薯Japanese
- naatsiiatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 감자, 지실Korean
- tetti, patatysen, aval dorCornish
- GromperLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- irpelLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- rācenis, pampalis, kartupelis, tupenisLatvian
- rīwai, parareka, taewaMāori
- төмс, ᠲᠥᠮᠦᠰᠦMongolian
- patat, aardappel, pieperDutch
- potetNorwegian Nynorsk
- nímasiiNavajo, Navaho
- картофOssetian, Ossetic
- ਆਲੂPanjabi, Punjabi
- pyra, kartofel, ziemniakPolish
- ardöffel, tiffel, tartuffel, mailinterra, truffel, hardefelRomansh
- cartof, barabulăRomanian
- карто́фель, карто́шкаRussian
- buđeita, buđetNorthern Sami
- крумпир, кромпир, krompir, krumpirSerbo-Croatian
- අලSinhala, Sinhalese
- patate, kërtollëAlbanian
- pära, pantoffel, potatis, plugg, potät, jordäppleSwedish
- batata, kiazi ulayaSwahili
- ఉర్లగడ్డ, బంగాళాదుంప, ఆలుగడ్డTelugu
- ياڭيۇUyghur, Uighur
- карто́пля, бу́льба, барабо́ляUkrainian
- khoai tâyVietnamese
- pötet, pötetaplanVolapük
- truke, canada, crompire, petote, cartoxheWalloon
- בולבע, קאַרטאָפֿלYiddish
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