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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 starchy, tuberous
crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum
may be applied
to both the plant
and the edible
- One Potato
, Two Potato
is a 1964 black-and-white American drama
by Larry Peerce
and starring Barbara Barrie
- The sweet potato
(Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant
to the bindweed
or morning glory
family, Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy,...
are shallow-fried pancakes
or ground potato
and egg, often flavored
with grated garlic
- A potato
chip or crisp
is a thin slice
that has been deep fried
or baked until
crunchy. Potato chips
are commonly served
as a snack, side dish...
- The Désirée potato
Desirée or Desiree) is a red-skinned main-crop potato originally
bred in the Netherlands
in 1962. It has yellow...
- 1849. It is sometimes referred
to, mostly outside
Ireland, as the Irish Potato
Famine, because about
two-fifths of the po****tion was solely reliant
- Potato famine
to: European Potato
Famine, the wider agrarian crisis
in Europe contemporaneous
to the Irish
and Highland potato famines
bug may refer
vulgare, the pillbug Colorado potato beetle Jerusalem
cricket, an insect Potato
Bug, a character...
- Mashed potato
(British English) or mashed potatoes
English), colloquially known
as mash, is a dish prepared
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