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Definition of Potato
PotatoPotato 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 from wikipedia
- The potato
is a root vegetable native
to the Americas, a starchy tuber
of the plant Solanum
tuberosum, and the plant itself
is a perennial
in the nightshade...
- The sweet potato
(Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant
to the bindweed
or morning glory
family, Convolvulaceae. Its large...
- Mr. Potato
Head is an American
of a plastic model
of a potato
"head" to which
of plastic parts
- Potato chips
(often just chips), or crisps
English), are thin slices
that have been either
or baked until
- Mashed potato
(British English) or mashed potatoes
English), colloquially known
as mash (British English), is a dish made...
pancakes, raggmunk, draniki, deruny, latkes
are shallow-fried pancakes
or ground potato
meal or flour
and a binding...
- One Potato
, Two Potato
is a 1964 black-and-white American drama
by Larry Peerce
and starring Barbara Barrie
- finger chips
(Indian English), or French-fried potatoes
, are batonnet
or allumette-cut deep-fried potatoes
. French fries
- Potato starch
is starch extracted
. The cells
of the root tubers
of the potato plant contain leucoplasts
(starch grains). To extract
- A baked potato
in some parts
of the United Kingdom
(though not generally
Scotland) as jacket potato
, is a type of potato
dish. When well cooked...
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