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Noun: potato (potatoes)  pu'tey-tow
  1. An edible tuber native to South America
    - white potato [US], Irish potato [US], murphy [informal], spud [informal], tater [informal], pratie [Ireland], tatie [UK, dialect], aloo [Asia], praty [Ireland], tattie [UK, dialect], alu [Asia]
  2. Annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    - white potato [US], white potato vine, Solanum tuberosum

Derived forms: potatoes

Type of: root vegetable, solanaceous vegetable, starches, vine

Part of: genus Solanum, Solanum

Encyclopedia: Potato, sweet