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potato

po·ta·to

potato

 
 
pronunciation:
p teI to
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part of speech: noun
inflections: potatoes
definition 1: a plant that is native to South America and is widely cultivated for its edible tubers.
definition 2: the starchy, edible tuber of this plant, which has a thin, usu. brown, yellow, or reddish skin.
 
definition 3: a sweet potato.
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Potato comes from batata, the Taino word for "sweet potato."
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