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Definition of Wild potato
Wild 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 Wild potato from wikipedia
- Wild potato
to: Several species belonging
to the genus Solanum section
Petota, such as Solanum
berthaultii, etc. Thladiantha...
Solanaceae. Wild potato species
can be found throughout
the Americas, from the United States
Chile. The potato
- the roots
of an edible
alpinum, commonly known
as wild Eskimo potato
in the spring
but later become
- closely related wild relatives
of the sweet potato
, and in more distantly related wild
species. Studies indicated
that the sweet potato genome
- Wild potato mosaic virus
(WPMV) is a plant pathogenic virus
of the family
- The Universal Virus
Database: Wild potato mosaic
-clefts'), wilde Kartoffeln
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as man of the earth, wild potato
vine, manroot, wild sweet potato
, and wild
rhubarb, is a species
of herbaceous perennial
to have significant effects
on global potato
production. Like many crops, potatoes
to be affected
- Solanum jamesii
(common name, wild potato
or Four Corners potato
) is a species
of nightshade. Its range includes
the southern United
States. All parts...
- of diseases
and disorders found
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2010). "Major new disease threat
". Farmers Guardian
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