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camote

[kuh-moh-tey; Spanish kah-maw-te] /kəˈmoʊ teɪ; Spanish kɑˈmɔ tɛ/
noun
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  • All the time he was gone he had only one banana and one camote with him for food.

  • The camote (Impomœa batata) is the principal food of the more uncivilised tribes.

  • Next to rice the camote (Convolvulus batatas) is the most important food product.

    The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
  • It has large fleshy roots which are used like those of the camote, while the leaves and young shoots are also cooked and eaten.

    The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
  • He makes a mistake by showing a dislike for the camote, or the native sweet-potato, which abounds there.

  • camote produced some sausage and corn cakes, as well as deer meat, of which doa Perla partook.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • To camote ran over to the spot, with the most obsequious of hotelkeepers' smiles on his lips.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • As for camote, he had vanished into a nook no doubt planned for some such eventuality, deep enough to require digging out.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • camote, a kind of sweet potato, and tomatoes are produced, usually in the milpas with the maize.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • Besides rice, they cultivate the camote (sweet potato, Convolvulus batatas).

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