from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A South American plant (Solanum tuberosum) widely cultivated for its starchy edible tubers.
- n. A tuber of this plant.
- n. A sweet potato. See Regional Note at possum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe
- n. A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of South America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as New Mexico.
- n. The sweet potato (see below).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sweet potato. See below.
- n. One of the esculent tubers of the common plant Solanum tuberosum, or the plant itself.
- n. The liliaceous genus Calochortus: so called from its bulb or corm.
- n. In Bengal, the yam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
- n. an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
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.
Vice-President Dan Quayle famously advised a young schoolboy to add the letter "e" to the end of the word "potato" during a spelling exercise.
Mr Nahigian was blamed by Dan Quayle for the notorious 1992 incident in which the then vice-president misspelt the word potato - adding an "e" on the end after, he said, Mr Nahigian had failed to notice the error on a cue card.
At first they look pretty awful - this is what she calls the potato wedge phase - but she fits them to my teeth over and over again.
Financial Times pronounced its Kettle Brand sea salt and balsamic vinegar chips tops in a taste test of "gourmet salt and vinegar crisps" which is what they call potato chips over there.
The English word potato comes from the Spanish patata.
However, no rotten apple or potato is safe within a couple hundred yards.
Our family has Swedish roots (remember, we're big on tradition) so we will have a Swedish potato sausage (we call it potato blogna).