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batata

[ buh-tah-tuh; Spanish bah-tah-tah ]
/ bəˈtɑ tə; Spanish bɑˈtɑ tɑ /
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noun

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

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Origin of batata

First recorded in 1575–85; from Spanish and Portuguese , from Taíno: “sweet potato”; cf. potato
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British Dictionary definitions for batata

batata
/ (bəˈtɑːtə) /

noun

another name for sweet potato

Word Origin for batata

C16: from Spanish, from Taino
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