a plant, Solanum jamesii, of the southwestern U.S., related to the edible cultivated potato.
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How to use wild potato in a sentence
Even the wild potato found in the Yellowstone Country is thought one of the best of edible wild roots.Breakfast Dainties | Thomas J. Murrey
The wild potato strongly resembles the species now in use in Europe, but the stem and leaf are essentially different.
The wild potato grows on these islands in great abundance, on the sandy, shelly soil near the sea-beach.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World | Charles Darwin
Mr. Reed told the children about the wild potato, which belongs to South America.The Old Market-Cart | Mrs. F. B. Smith
The Abnaki name of the wild potato or ground-nut was pen, pl.The Composition of Indian Geographical Names | J. Hammond Trumbull