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po·ta·to

potato

 
pronunciation:
p teI to
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part of speech: noun
inflections: potatoes
definition: a kind of thick, underground plant stem that is eaten as a vegetable. Potatoes have pale flesh and thin skin that is usually brown, yellow, or red.
He scrubbed and peeled the potatoes for boiling.
 
Word History
Potato comes from batata, the Taino word for "sweet potato."
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