sweet potato

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sweet potato (plural sweet potatoes)

sweet potatoes (the sweet potato on the far right is peeled)
  1. A tropical perennial American vine, Ipomoea batatas, having a fleshy tuber.
  2. The tuber of this plant cooked as a vegetable.
    • 1892, Ella Eaton Kellogg, “Vegetables”, in Science in the Kitchen: A Scientific Treatise on Food Substances and Their Dietetic Properties, Together with a Practical Explanation of the Principles of Healthful Cookery, and a Large Number of Original, Palatable, and Wholesome Recipes[1], Revised edition, Michigan: Health Publishing Company, page 239:
      The sweet potato is the article referred to as potato by Shakespeare and other English writers, previous to the middle of the seventeenth century.
  3. An ocarina.





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See also

  • (tuber): yam (US) (the moist-fleshed sweet potato)

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