Definition of potato noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈteɪtəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈteɪtoʊ//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. potatoes) Carbohydrates, Vegetables
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a round white vegetable with a brown or red skin that grows underground as the root of a plant also called a potato Will you peel the potatoes for me? roast/boiled/baked/fried potatoes see also couch potato, hot potato, jacket, mashed potato, meat and potatoes, meat-and-potatoes, small potatoes, sweet potato See related entries: Carbohydrates, Vegetables Word Originmid 16th cent.: 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 cent.Extra examples a plate of fried potato skins baked potatoes with sour cream and chives potatoes baked in their jackets
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