[buh-tah-tuh; Spanish bah-tah-tah]


a type of tropical sweet potato, Batatas edulis, somewhat dry and delicate in flavor.

Origin of batata

1575–85; < Spanish and Portuguese, from Taino
Also called bo·ni·a·to [boh-nee-ah-toh; Spanish baw-nyah-taw] /ˌboʊ niˈɑ toʊ; Spanish bɔˈnyɑ tɔ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for sweet potato

Word Origin for batata

C16: from Spanish, from Taino
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