- a type of tropical sweet potato, Batatas edulis, somewhat dry and delicate in flavor.
Origin of batata
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Historical Examples of batata
In some parts of America the Batata, next to maize, forms the principal diet of the poorer classes.
The bread of the country is made from a root that looks like the batata, the stalk of which is like alder.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
Batata, ba-t′ta, n. a plant with tuberous roots, the sweet potato.
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.
- another name for sweet potato