noun, plural po·ta·toes.
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Origin of potato
Example sentences from the Web for potato
However, that switch to potatoes occurred around the 19th Century.
Mixing meat and dairy is a kosher rule-breaker, so they switched the cheese for potatoes.
I must have had lamb and potatoes 180 times since I have been here.
On busier roads, elderly, scarved women sat by piles of potatoes and onions hoping forlornly for a sale.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines|Jamie Dettmer|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This breakfast is 100 percent chocolate all the way down to the potatoes.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is true that there are sugar and coffee, but no corn, no potatoes, and none of our delicious varieties of fruit.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Raw nut butter gives a fine flavor to this pure, cook it with the potatoes and use less or no cream.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
Squatting around the glowing coals, they filled their plates with steak, potatoes and generous helpings of carrots.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
Potatoes were not as yet cultivated in New England, onions were not generally, and tomatoes were looked upon as poisonous.
As she wished to slice them to fry, she rinsed the potatoes, rolled them on a clean cloth to dry them.
British Dictionary definitions for potato
noun plural -toes
- a solanaceous plant, Solanum tuberosum, of South America: widely cultivated for its edible tubers
- the starchy oval tuber of this plant, which has a brown or red skin and is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
Word Origin for potato
Idioms and Phrases with potato
see hot potato; meat and potatoes; small beer (potatoes).