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Cephalata Ceph`a*la"ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? head.]
A large division of Mollusca, including all except the
bivalves; -- so called because the head is distinctly
developed. See Illustration in Appendix.
Impalatable Im*pal"a*ta*ble, a.
Ipomoea BalatasPotato Po*ta"to, n.; pl. Potatoes. [Sp. patata potato,
batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably
batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.)
(a) 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.
(b) The sweet potato (see below).
Potato beetle, Potato bug. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A beetle (Doryphora decemlineata) which feeds, both
in the larval and adult stages, upon the leaves of the
potato, often doing great damage. Called also
Colorado potato beetle, and Doryphora. See
(b) The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender
striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur
does less injury than the preceding species.
Potato fly (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
blister beetles infesting the potato vine. The black
species (Lytta atrata), the striped (L. vittata), and
the gray (L. cinerea, or Fabricii) are the most common.
See Blister beetle, under Blister.
Potato rot, 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.
Potato weevil (Zo["o]l.), an American weevil (Baridius
trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of
potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.
Potato whisky, a strong, fiery liquor, having a hot, smoky
taste, and rich in amyl alcohol (fusel oil); it is made
from potatoes or potato starch.
Potato worm (Zo["o]l.), the large green larva of a sphinx,
or hawk moth (Macrosila quinquemaculata); -- called also
tomato worm. See Illust. under Tomato.
Seaside potato (Bot.), Ipom[oe]a Pes-Capr[ae], a kind of
morning-glory with rounded and emarginate or bilobed
leaves. [West Indies]
Sweet potato (Bot.), a climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a 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.
Wild potato. (Bot.)
(a) A vine (Ipom[oe]a pandurata) having a pale purplish
flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy
places in the United States.
(b) A similar tropical American plant (I. fastigiata)
which it is thought may have been the original stock
of the sweet potato.
Nasopalatal Na`so*pal"a*tal, Nasopalatine Na`so*pal"a*tine,
a. [Naso- + palatal.] (Anat.)
Connected with both the nose and the palate; as, the
nasopalatine or incisor, canal connecting the mouth and the
nasal chamber in some animals; the nasopalatine nerve.
Palatability Pal`a*ta*bil"i*ty, n.
PalatablePalatable Pal"a*ta*ble, a. [From Palate.]
Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable;
pleasing; as, palatable food; palatable advice.
Palatableness Pal"a*ta*ble*ness, n.
The quality or state of being agreeable to the taste; relish;
Palatably Pal"a*ta*bly, adv.
In a palatable manner.
Palatal Pal"a*tal, a. [Cf. F. palatal.]
1. Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal
2. (Phonetics) Uttered by the aid of the palate; -- said of
certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.
Palatal Pal"a*tal, n. (Phon.)
A sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the
palate, as the letters k and y.
Palatalize Pal"a*tal*ize, v. t. (Phon.)
Ulmus alataWhahoo Wha*hoo", n. (Bot.)
An American tree, the winged elm. (Ulmus alata).
Meaning of Alata from wikipedia
- Dioscorea alata
, also known
yam, ube (/ʊbɛ/), or greater
names, is a species
of yam (a tuber). The tubers
, Corse-du-Sud, France Alata
, Mali Alata Research Institute
of Horticulture, a research institute
- Thunbergia alata
, commonly called
vine, is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species
in the family
Acanthaceae. It is native
- Senna alata
is an important medicinal
tree, as well as an ornamental flowering plant
in the subfamily
Caesalpinioideae. It also known
as emperor's candlesticks...
- Nepenthes alata
/; from Latin alatus
"winged") is a tropical pitcher plant endemic
to the Philippines. Like all pitcher
- Nicotiana alata
is a species
of tobacco. It is called jasmine
tobacco, tanbaku, and Persian
tobacco. N. alata
- Alatina alata
(Reynaud, 1830), often called
a sea wasp, is a species
of box jellyfish found
in the Pacific, Indian
and Atlantic Oceans
and in the Caribbean...
- Crescentia alata
, variously called Mexican
calabash, jícaro, morro, morrito, or winged
calabash, is a plant species
in the family Bignoniaceae
- Cissus alata
ivy, is a species
of flowering plant
in the family
Vitaceae. It is native
to the New World
Tropics, from Mexico
down to Bolivia, and...
- Cr****ula alata
is a herb in the family
Cr****ulaceae. It is native
to the Mediterranean basin
and is now also found
in southern Australia
and New Zealand...