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batata

[buh-tah-tuh; Spanish bah-tah-tah] /bəˈtɑ tə; Spanish bɑˈtɑ tɑ/
noun
1.
a type of tropical sweet potato, Batatas edulis, somewhat dry and delicate in flavor.
Also called boniato [boh-nee-ah-toh; Spanish baw-nyah-taw] /ˌboʊ niˈɑ toʊ; Spanish bɔˈnyɑ tɔ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of batata
1575-85; < Spanish and Portuguese, from Taino
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batata

/bəˈtɑːtə/
noun
1.
another name for sweet potato
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, from Taino
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