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po·ta·to

 (pə-tā′tō)
n. pl. po·ta·toes
1.
a. A perennial plant (Solanum tuberosum) in the nightshade family that was first cultivated in South America and is widely grown for its starchy edible tubers.
b. A tuber of this plant.
2. Any of various wild plants in the genus Solanum that are similar to the cultivated potato.
3. A sweet potato. See Note at tater.

[Spanish patata, alteration (probably influenced by Quechua papa, white potato) of Taíno batata, sweet potato.]

potato

(pəˈteɪtəʊ)
n, pl -toes
1. (Plants)
a. a solanaceous plant, Solanum tuberosum, of South America: widely cultivated for its edible tubers
b. the starchy oval tuber of this plant, which has a brown or red skin and is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
2. (Plants) any of various similar plants, esp the sweet potato
3. hot potato slang a delicate or awkward matter
[C16: from Spanish patata white potato, from Taino batata sweet potato]

po•ta•to

(pəˈteɪ toʊ, -tə)

n., pl. -toes.
1. Also called Irish potato , white potato. the edible tuber of a cultivated plant, Solanum tuberosum, of the nightshade family.
2. the plant itself.
[1545–55; < Sp patata white potato < Taino]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potato - an edible tuber native to South Americapotato - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
baked potato - potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
chips, french fries, french-fried potatoes, fries - strips of potato fried in deep fat
home fries, home-fried potatoes - sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
mashed potato - potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
Uruguay potato - similar to the common potato
Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine, potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
2.potato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tuberspotato - annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
Irish potato, murphy, potato, spud, tater, white potato - an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

potato

Potatoes

Arran Comet, Arran Pilot, Arran Victory, Belle de Fontenay, Cara, Catriona, Charlotte, Desiree, Estima, Golden Wonder, Jersey Royal, Kerr's Pink, King Edward, Marfona, Maris Bard, Maris Piper, Pentland Crown, Pentland Dell, Pentland Javelin, Pentland Squire, Pink Fir Apple, Romano, Roseval, Sharpe's Express, Ulster Sceptre, Wilja
Translations
بَطَاطِسحَب البطاطانَبات البطاطا
brambor
kartoffel
terpomo
kartul
peruna
krumpir
burgonyakrumpli
kartaflakartöflujurtjarðepli
ジャガイモ
감자
bulvė
kartupelis
zemiak
krompir
potatis
มันฝรั่ง
картопля
khoai tây

potato

[pəˈteɪtəʊ]
A. N (potatoes (pl)) → patata f, papa f (LAm)
baked potatopatata f al horno
potatoes in their jacketspatatas fpl con su piel
see also hot C
see also small A1
see also sweet C
B. CPD potato beetle Ndorífora f, escarabajo m de la patata or (LAm) papa
potato blight Nroña f de la patata or (LAm) papa
potato cake Ncroqueta f de patata or (LAm) papa
potato chip N (US) = potato crisp potato crisp Npatata f frita, papa f frita (LAm)
potato field Npatatal m
potato masher N utensilio para aplastar las patatas al hacer puré
potato peeler Npelapatatas m inv, pelapapas m inv (LAm)
potato salad Nensalada f de patatas or (LAm) papas

potato

[pəˈteɪtəʊ] [potatoes] [pəˈteɪtəʊz] (pl)
npomme f de terre
boiled potatoes → pommes de terre bouillies, pommes de terre à l'eau
a hot potato (fig) (= controversial subject) → une patate chaude
modif [pie, soup] → aux pommes de terre; [field, peelings, crop, harvest] → de pommes de terre potato salad, potato blight, potato cake, potato faminepotato blight (= disease) nmildiou m de la pomme de terrepotato cake ngâteau m de pommes de terrepotato chips npl (US)chips fplpotato crisps npl (British)chips mplpotato famine nfamine f de la pomme de terrepotato flour nfécule f de pomme de terrepotato-masher [pəˈteɪtəʊmæʃr] npresse-purée m invpotato peeler népluche-légumes mpotato salad nsalade f de pommes de terrepot-bellied potbellied [ˌpɒtˈbɛlid] adj
(from overeating)bedonnant(e)
(from malnutrition)au ventre ballonnépot belly potbelly [ˌpɒtˈbɛli] n
(from overeating) to have a pot belly → avoir du ventre
(from malnutrition)ventre m gonflé

potato

n pl <-es> → Kartoffel f ? hot potato

potato

:
potato beetle, (esp US) potato bug
potato blight
nKartoffelfäule f/-krankheit f
potato chip
n
(esp US) = potato crisp
(Brit: = chip) → Pomme frite m
potato crisp
n (Brit) → Kartoffelchip m
potato masher
potato peeler
potato rot
nKartoffelfäule f/-krankheit f
potato salad
potato soup

potato

[pəˈteɪtəʊ] n (potatoes (pl)) → patata

potato

(pəˈteitəu) plural poˈtatoes noun
1. a type of plant with round underground stems (called tubers) which are used as a vegetable.
2. the tuber or tubers. She bought 2 kilos of potatoes.
potato crisp (usually crisp: American potato chip: usually in plural)
a thin, crisp, fried slice of potato. a packet of (potato) crisps.

potato

بَطَاطِس brambor kartoffel Kartoffel πατάτα papa, patata peruna pomme de terre krumpir patata ジャガイモ 감자 aardappel potet ziemniak batata картофель potatis มันฝรั่ง patates khoai tây 马铃薯

potato

n (pl -toes) papa, patata (esp. Esp)
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He earthed up his potatoes with a modern plough borrowed from a neighboring landowner.
I should never have thought that peeling potatoes was such an undertaking.
Roast--mutton or beef--tasteless--and some last year's potatoes.
As no transports could arrive, the men dispersed about the abandoned and deserted villages, searching for potatoes, but found few even of these.
It burst, and about his feet and mine bounced and rolled a flood of potatoes.
He imparted to her the mystery of going the odd man or plain Newmarket for fruit, ginger-beer, baked potatoes, or even a modest quencher, of which Miss Brass did not scruple to partake.
In the meantime Davis had started a fire and filled a caldron with potatoes.
Early in the morning and late in the fading twilight and on all the days Colin and Mary did not see him, Dickon worked there planting or tending potatoes and cabbages, turnips and carrots and herbs for his mother.
Tom's new purse and money burnt in his pocket; he wondered, as they toddled through the quadrangle and along the street, whether East would be insulted if he suggested further extravagance, as he had not sufficient faith in a pennyworth of potatoes.
I had almost forgotten that I had a grandmother, when she came out, her sunbonnet on her head, a grain-sack in her hand, and asked me if I did not want to go to the garden with her to dig potatoes for dinner.
Soon one of the plates, furnished with a complete slice of mutton and two potatoes, was handed up to the presiding gentleman, who quietly replaced the slice on the joint, and the potatoes in the dish.
But the energy with which he dug potatoes, and the regularity with which he disappeared into the kitchen gave people an impression that he was providing for the meals of a superior, and that the strange earl was still concealed in the castle.