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The edible tuber of the common cultivated potato, usually having white or yellow flesh.
(Plants) another name for potato1
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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|Noun||1.||white potato - 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
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
|2.||white potato - 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
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