Their food consists principally of batata, besides some gabi (caladium).
In some parts of America the batata, next to maize, forms the principal diet of the poorer classes.
batata, ba-t′ta, n. a plant with tuberous roots, the sweet potato.
The bread of the country is made from a root that looks like the batata, the stalk of which is like alder.
When batata saw me making preparations for departure, he warmly pressed me to stay to breakfast.
I answered that I had been surprised at first, but had ceased to believe that she was a child of batata's, or of any of his kin.