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Definition of Potato bug
Potato bugPotato 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. potato bugColorado beetle Col`o*ra"do bee"tle (Zo["o]l.)
A yellowish beetle (Doryphora decemlineata), with ten
longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated
eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very
destructive to the potato plant; -- called also potato
beetle and potato bug. See Potato beetle.
Meaning of Potato bug from wikipedia
- Potato bug
vulgare, a type of woodlouse Colorado potato beetle Jerusalem
cricket, an insect Potato Bug
, a character
- potato beetle
(Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known
as the Colorado
beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle
or the potato bug
vulgare, the (common) pill-bug
, potato bug
, (common) pill woodlouse, roly-poly, doodle bug
, or carpenter, is a widespread European
- pill bugs
, roly polies, slaters, potato bugs
, and doodle bugs
. The best known species
in the family
vulgare, the common
- Jerusalem crickets
(or potato bugs
) are a group
of large, flightless insects
of the genus
Stenopelmatus. They are native
to the western United
- "pea bug
" or "peasie-bug
" (Kent, England) "pill bug
" (usually applied
only to the genus
Armadillidium) "potato bug
" "roll up bug
" "roly-poly" "sow bug
as the Kitchen
Crew's diva. Potato Bug
(performed by Julianne
Buescher) – A female potato bug
(performed by James
Murray) – A dog...
- marriage, Dee Dee becomes receptive
to Potato Bug
's advances. In a jealous
rage, Frankie challenges
The Potato Bug
to a drag race, in hopes
- The sweetpotato bug
(Physomerus grossipes) is a species
in the family
Asia, the species
- Mrs. Brown Eddie Griffin
as Malik Tommy Lister
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