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Definition of "potato" []

  • A South American plant (Solanum tuberosum) widely cultivated for its starchy edible tubers. (noun)
  • A tuber of this plant. (noun)
  • A sweet potato. See Regional Note at possum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "potato" in a sentence
  • "The Marathi term for pan-frying is paratne, and potato translates as batata, hence the Marathi name for this dish is paratlele batate."
  • "Math is “maths,” an elevator is a “lift,” a truck is a “lorry,” a flashlight is a “torch,” and “crisps” are what they call potato chips, while “chips” over here means French fries."
  • "Both the yellow and orange forms are varieties of Ipomoea batatas whose species name is the native American source of our word potato."