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wild potato

  1. a plant, Solanum jamesii, of the southwestern U.S., related to the edible cultivated potato.
  2. man-of-the-earth.
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Origin of wild potato

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Historical Examples of wild potato

  • Try to find a remarkable plant belonging to the convolvulus family, the wild-potato vine, or "man of the earth."

    Harper's Young People, August 10, 1880