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Noun: spud  spúd
  1. An edible tuber native to South America
    - potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, tater, tatie [UK, dialect], tattie [UK, dialect], aloo [Asia]
     
  2. A sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
    - stump spud
Verb: spud (spudded,spudding)  spúd
  1. Initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
    "The well was spudded in April"
     
  2. Produce buds, branches, or germinate
    - shoot, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon [archaic], burgeon forth, sprout, burgeon

Derived forms: spudding, spudded, spuds

Type of: bore, drill, grow, hand shovel, root vegetable, solanaceous vegetable, starches

Part of: potato, Solanum tuberosum, white potato, white potato vine

Encyclopedia: Spud