sweet potato

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sweet potatoes (the sweet potato on the far right is peeled)

sweet potato (plural sweet potatoes)

  1. A tropical perennial American vine, Ipomoea batatas, having a fleshy tuber.
  2. The tuber of this plant cooked as a vegetable.
  3. (US) A yam; a tuber from the genus Dioscorea.
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Careful use distinguishes yams (genus Dioscorea) from sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), while casual American use conflates these.

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