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sweet potato

n.
1.
a. A tropical American vine (Ipomoea batatas) having white or violet funnel-shaped flowers, cultivated for its fleshy tuberous usually orange root.
b. The root of this vine, eaten cooked as a vegetable. Also called yam.
2. Informal An ocarina.

sweet potato

n
1. (Plants) a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
2. (Cookery) the root of this plant
Also called (NZ): kumara

sweet′ pota`to


n.
1. a Central American trailing vine, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown widely for its sweet tuberous roots.
2. the root itself, used as a vegetable. Compare yam (def. 1).
[1740–50, Amer.]

sweet potato

- An informal name for the ocarina, a musical instrument.
See also related terms for musical instrument.

sweet potato

, yam - The sweet potatoes and yams sold in most stores are the same vegetable—sweet potatoes are inside every mislabeled yam can; true yams are not sold anywhere except a handful of specialty grocers.
See also related terms for vegetable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet potato - pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange fleshsweet potato - pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
sweet potato - the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
morning glory - any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
2.sweet potato - the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United Statessweet potato - the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
yam - sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked
Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato, sweet potato vine - pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
3.sweet potato - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holessweet potato - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Translations
بَطاطا حُلْوَه
batatamoniato
batatapovijnice batátovásladký brambor
batatsød kartoffel
batato
bataatti
batat
batáta
ubi jalar
sæt kartaflasætar kartöflur
サツマイモ
batatas
wilec ziemniaczany
povojník batátový
batatsötpotatis
tatlı patates
батат
khoai lang

sweet potato

npatata americana or dolce

sweet

(swiːt) adjective
1. tasting like sugar; not sour, salty or bitter. as sweet as honey; Children eat too many sweet foods.
2. tasting fresh and pleasant. young, sweet vegetables.
3. (of smells) pleasant or fragrant. the sweet smell of flowers.
4. (of sounds) agreeable or delightful to hear. the sweet song of the nightingale.
5. attractive or charming. What a sweet little baby!; a sweet face/smile; You look sweet in that dress.
6. kindly and agreeable. She's a sweet girl; The child has a sweet nature.
noun
1. (American ˈcandy) a small piece of sweet food eg chocolate, toffee etc. a packet of sweets; Have a sweet.
2. (a dish or course of) sweet food near or at the end of a meal; (a) pudding or dessert. The waiter served the sweet.
3. dear; darling. Hallo, my sweet!
ˈsweeten verb
to make or become sweet or sweeter. Did you sweeten (= put sugar in) my tea?
ˈsweetener noun
something that sweetens, eg a substance used for sweetening food. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener, often used instead of sugar.
ˈsweetly adverb
in an attractive, charming, agreeable or kindly manner. She sang/smiled very sweetly.
ˈsweetness noun
ˈsweetheart noun
1. a boyfriend or girlfriend.
2. used as an endearment for any beloved person, eg a child. Goodbye, sweetheart!
sweet potato
(the edible tuber of) a tropical twining plant.
sweet-ˈsmelling adjective
sweet-smelling flowers.
sweet-ˈtempered adjective
kind and friendly.
References in classic literature ?
There is not a sweet potato left; not a single yam.
Pan-fried sea bass, with warm sweet potato and chorizo salad WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 1 whole seabass, filleted 1 sweet potato 1 chorizo sausage 1/2 red onion 1 small red chilli 2 spring onions 1/2 lime 1 clove garlic WHAT TO DO: Finely slice the onions, then finely dice the onion and chilli and place into a bowl.
Scientists at North Carolina State University wanted to know the extent of retention of beta-carotene, derived from orange sweet potato, when sweet potato flour and puree are used as ingredients in the formulation of sweet potato breads.
The latest research from Aviko, the potato specialists, shows the popularity of sweet potato is due to a variety of reasons including a third of consumers believing sweet potato is healthier, 30% preferring the taste and 23% simply opting for something different when dining out-of-home.
FAISALABAD -- The agriculture experts have advised the growers to immediately start cultivation of Sweet Potato (Shakar Qandi) and complete it up to June to get bumper yield.
FAISALABAD -- Agriculture experts advised the growers to start the cultivation of sweet potato (Shakar Qandi) and complete it by June next, to get bumper yield.
Factors compared were the spatial arrangement of corn and sweet potato as factor A (mono sweet corn, mono sweet potato and intercropped sweet corn with sweet potato), and type of fertilizers such as mushroom spent, rice ash, and inorganic fertilizers as factor B.
Ingredients * 4 ounces slab bacon cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1/2 cup) * 3/4 pound large shallots * 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled * 1 tsp coarse sea salt * Black pepper, freshly ground * 2 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried) Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Fried Shallots A touch of tropical heat in this soup tempers the sweetness of the tubers, which might otherwise be cloying.
Convenient and value-added sweet potato products are helping drive sales in the category, notes Laura Hearn, marketing and business development director for Nash Produce, in Nashville, N.
SWEET POTATO and GOUDA GRATIN SERVES 6 TO 8/1 1/2 HOURS Our favorite new side dish (or vegetarian main, if made with vegetable broth) is a colorful version of scalloped potatoes.
INGREDIENTS 1/2 white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 5cm piece of fresh turmeric, grated, or 1tbsp ground turmeric 1/2tsp fennel seeds 1tbsp sunflower oil 1tbsp vegetable bouillon powder 180g cherry tomatoes, halved 170g roasted sweet potato 250g raw sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped) 190g precooked quinoa 100g uncooked quinoa) A large pinch of Himalayan pink salt A pinch of black pepper 30g hard goats' cheese or pecorino, grated, or 2tbsp nutritional yeast Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon METHOD 1.