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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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potato

[pəˈteɪtəʊ] n (potatoes (pl)) → patata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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potato

n (pl -toes) papa, patata (esp. Esp)
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