Definition of 'potato'


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1. A plant tuber, Solanum tuberosum, eaten as a starchy vegetable, particularly in the Americas and Europe

2. informal, UK A conspicuous hole in a sock or stocking

3. Any of various wild plants in the genus Solanum that are similar to the cultivated potato.

4. A perennial plant (Solanum tuberosum) in the nightshade family that was first cultivated in South America and is widely grown for its starchy edible tubers.

5. A sweet potato.

6. A tuber of this plant.

7. The sweet potato (see below).

8. (Zoöl.) The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur does less injury than the preceding species.

9. (Bot.), [West Indies] Ipomœa Pes-Capræ, a kind of morning-glory with rounded and emarginate or bilobed leaves.

10. (Zoöl.) the large green larva of a sphinx, or hawk moth (Macrosila quinquemaculata); -- called also tomato worm. See Illust. under Tomato.

11. (Bot.) a climbing plant (Ipomœa Balatas) allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far north as New Jersey. The name potato was applied to this plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this is the “potato” of the Southern United States.

12. (Zoöl.) an American weevil (Baridius trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.

13. (Zoöl.) any one of several species of blister beetles infesting the potato vine. The black species (Lytta atrata), the striped (Lytta vittata), and the gray (Lytta Fabricii syn. Lytta cinerea) are the most common. See Blister beetle, under Blister.

14. 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.

15. (Bot.) A similar tropical American plant (Ipomœa fastigiata) which it is thought may have been the original stock of the sweet potato.

16. a disease of the tubers of the potato, supposed to be caused by a kind of mold (Peronospora infestans), which is first seen upon the leaves and stems.

17. a strong, fiery liquor, having a hot, smoky taste, and rich in amyl alcohol (fusel oil); it is made from potatoes or potato starch.

18. The liliaceous genus Calochortus: so called from its bulb or corm.

19. One of the esculent tubers of the common plant Solanum tuberosum, or the plant itself.

20. The sweet potato. See below.

21. In Bengal, the yam.


1. He taught me how to make sweet potato pie.

2. Serve alone or with jacket potatoes cooked at the same time.

3. Foreign aid is now a huge political hot potato.

4. The potatoes are roasted in the finest goose fat.

5. Serve with boiled new potatoes and maybe some peas to add to the chicken just before serving.

6. Delicious served with baked sweet potatoes or brown rice and a nice chopped green salad.

7. Cut the sweet potato into thick wedges and place them in a shallow roasting tray.

8. I hope he wins the glitterball for all us couch potatoes cheering him on.

9. Plant breeders are also helping by introducing disease resistance in crops like potatoes.

10. We use a lot of sweet potatoes.

11. We are settled in our couch potato ways.

12. Eat jacket or boiled potatoes rather than fried or roast.

13. Serve with small cubes of roast potatoes and a green salad.

14. Sprinkle over parsley and serve with new potatoes.

15. You could compare us with how potatoes grow underground.

16. This can be a jacket potato with baked beans or tuna and sweetcorn.

17. Why are my potato tubers covered in cracks?

18. How deep are you planting your potatoes again?

19. The instant snack was once the food of choice for students and couch potatoes.

20. No one can make roast potatoes like my mum.

21. Boil potatoes in their skin until tender.

22. Serve with spring vegetables and roast potatoes.

23. Serve with new potatoes tossed in butter.

24. They got there in the end and now it grows a regular potato and a cherry tomato.

25. Or lean roast beef with lots of veg and half a baked sweet potato.

26. But conditions so far have been good for planting vegetables and potatoes.

27. Sprinkle over the sweet potato hoummos and drizzle with the extra tahini.

28. Lunch is couscous or jacket potato.

29. WHAT is making round holes in my potato tubers?

30. The Marathi term for pan-frying is paratne, and potato translates as batata, hence the Marathi name for this dish is paratlele batate.

31. 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.

32. Both the yellow and orange forms are varieties of Ipomoea batatas whose species name is the native American source of our word potato.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. ‘Avoid fatty and fried foods and stick to starchy foods like rice, potatoes and pasta.’

38. ‘Conventional wisdom dictates that starchy foods such as potatoes should give up their sugar slowly into the bloodstream.’

39. ‘Alternatively, the lamb may be cooked with potatoes or rice, the fat cooking out to enrich and flavour the starchy accompaniment.’

40. ‘He was the perfect host, cooking us all potato soup and rice on a kerosene stove.’

41. ‘Crops including potatoes and vegetables will be grown, together with grass and clover pasture to help build fertility.’

42. ‘For example, pick up a roasted chicken from the deli and cook potatoes and vegetables at home.’

43. ‘I have been cooking potatoes in olive oil and then topping them with cheese for years.’

44. ‘Spoon some potatoes and vegetables around the dish and garnish with fried leeks.’

45. ‘Tea was also rationed, but important foods such as bread, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, and fish were not.’

46. ‘Lunch would be stew or steak and kidney pud with potatoes and boiled green vegetables.’

47. ‘We enjoyed a lunch of a potato leek soup topped off with grated Parmesan cheese.’

48. ‘These standards mean starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, rice and pasta must not be cooked in oil or fat more than three times a week.’

49. ‘Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them, and mash with the butter and salt and pepper.’

50. ‘Platters of steamed vegetables and roast potatoes were also served.’

51. ‘Turn everything gently as it cooks, letting the potatoes and onions colour slightly.’

52. ‘Place half the leeks on top of potatoes and season with salt and white pepper.’

53. ‘Get your parents to show you how to cook simple things like potatoes, rice and pasta.’

54. ‘We'll cook roast lamb and potatoes and indulgent desserts and scoff the whole thing ourselves.’

55. ‘Cook the potatoes in simmering salted water for 20 min or until tender.’

56. ‘More spuds, plus homegrown leeks, red onions and garlic made the potato and leek soup I'll be enjoying for lunch tomorrow.’

57. ‘The turnips did fine in ground previously inhabited by beans, beets, lettuce and potatoes.’

58. ‘She is out with her son planting potatoes on the family farm.’

59. ‘Tomatoes are apart of the nightshade family, which include potatoes and eggplants.’

60. ‘Yet even cabbages and potatoes are fun to grow, if you grow the right kinds.’

61. ‘Winter and spring cereals, potatoes and sugar beet are grown, while cattle graze old pastures and hay is made on ancient hay meadows.’

62. ‘As well as radishes, they plant carrots and sometimes potatoes.’

63. ‘So we're talking really about wheat, cow's milk, and the potato family.’

64. ‘The most commonly cultivated crops are grains, fodder, sugar beets, rape, potatoes, and hops.’

65. ‘The Colorado potato beetle is a pest of mature plants, and often prefers eggplants to potatoes.’

66. ‘The main agricultural products are grains, sugar beet, and potatoes.’

67. ‘In his younger years Paddy went to work at the beet and potatoes harvesting in the English Midlands.’

68. ‘If you plant potatoes in your garden, potatoes will grow - not carrots or daisies.’

69. ‘By the end of May, the oats, corn, and beans were all well above the ground and the potatoes were on their way.’

70. ‘A draft scheme for the supply of seed oats, wheat, barley, potatoes and fertilisers was put to the council.’

71. ‘People farm corn, manioc, potatoes, beans, and rice for their personal use.’

72. ‘For the same reason, avoid planting your runners in soil that has been used for growing potatoes the previous year.’

73. ‘As it is, the potato belongs to the botanical family, Solanacea, to which poisonous plants like the nightshade belong.’

74. ‘In spring he ploughed their fields for the planting of potatoes and oats.’

75. ‘Those have been for a variety of organisms, including potatoes, cattle, and petunias.’

76. ‘The agricultural products are dairy and beef products, pork, poultry, potatoes, and flax.’

77. they grow potatoes on their farm

Other users have misspelling potato as:

1. potatoe 17.53%

2. potuto 6.74%

3. peltata 5.78%

4. potat 4.24%

5. putato 4.05%

6. patato 3.66%

7. Other 58%

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