Definition: Meaning of, potato in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / pəˈteɪtəʊ /

  • noun
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Singular Plural
potato potatoes
  1. [uncountable and countable] a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or pale yellow skin, that grows under the ground
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  2. [countable] a plant that produces potatoes
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potato used in phrases

  • Brazilian potato tree (noun)
    1. south American shrub or small tree widely cultivated in the tropics; not a true potato
  • Colorado potato beetle (noun)
    1. black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
  • Indian potato (noun)
    1. a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
    2. very tall American perennial of central and the eastern United States to Canada having edible tuberous roots
  • Irish potato (noun)
    1. an edible tuber native to South America
  • Potato Famine, the
    1. a FAMINE in Ireland in 1845-46, caused when the failure of the potato crop led to a serious lack of food all over the country. As a result, many people died of hunger and many others left Ireland to go to live in the US. The British government, which at that time ruled Ireland, did very little to help people who were suffering, and some Irish people still feel upset and angry about this.
  • Uruguay potato (noun)
    1. south American potato vine
    2. similar to the common potato
  • Uruguay potato vine (noun)
    1. south American potato vine
  • air potato (noun)
    1. yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
  • baked potato (noun)
    1. potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
    2. a baked potato served with the jacket on
  • couch potato (noun)
    1. someone who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television
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