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Definition of Potato fly
Potato flyPotato 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.
Meaning of Potato fly from wikipedia
- The silverleaf whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci, also informally referred
to as the sweet potato
whitefly) is one of several species
that are currently...
is a large village
in the Southern Highlands
of New South
Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee
Shire. The town is located
on the edge of an elevated...
- The Colorado potato beetle
(Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known
as the Colorado
beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle
- A potato cannon
as a spud gun, not to be confused
with a toy of the same name) is a pipe-based cannon which
uses air pressure
- This list of pest-repelling plants includes plants believed
for their ability
insects, nematodes, and other
pests. They have been used in companion...
is a plant disease
of potato caused
by pectolytic bacteria
that can result
in stunting, wilting, chlorosis
of leaves, necrosis
illucens, the black soldier
fly, is a common
fly of the family
Stratiomyidae. The larvae
are considered neither
- The Potato
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by the Valve Corporation
and the developers
of thirteen independent video
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on Christmas. Cuba had a long tradition
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