- a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root
- the root of this plant
Also called: sweet potato
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Examples from the Web for kumara
The crops grown were the “taro,” “hue” (gourd), “uwhi” (yam), and “kumara.”The City of Auckland
When Shiva tells her that Kumara is their own child, her joy is unbounded.
Great is the joy of Kumara himself, of his mother Parvati, and of Indra.
Here all the able-bodied men of the fort were set to work, turning up the rich black soil and planting potatoes, kumara, and taro.The adventures of Kimble Bent
The caterpillars feed on convolvulus, but do considerable damage to the foliage of the kumara and sometimes tobacco.Garden Pests in New Zealand