pomme de terre

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French[edit]

Potato var. Linda HC1

Etymology[edit]

Literally meaning "an apple from the earth." The word pomme used to mean "fruit" in Old French. Compare the rare English earthapple, German Erdapfel, Dutch aardappel, Icelandic jarðepli, and Persian سیب‌زمینی(sib-zamini, literally earth apple).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔm də tɛʁ/
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Noun[edit]

pomme de terre f (plural pommes de terre)

  1. potato (Solanum tuberosum)
    Synonyms: (informal) patate, (abbreviation) PDT

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Erdapfel (calque)
  • Persian: سیب زمینی(calque)

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