po·ta·to

/ pəˈtātō /

1. a starchy plant tuber that is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable

2. the plant of the nightshade family that produces the potato tubers on underground runners.

Origin: mid 16th century: from Spanish patata, variant of Taino batata ‘sweet potato.’ The English word originally denoted the sweet potato and gained its current sense in the late 16th century.

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