sweet potato

sweet potato
noun Date: 1750 1. a tropical vine (Ipomoea batatas) of the morning-glory family with variously shaped leaves and purplish flowers; also its large thick sweet and nutritious tuberous root that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable — compare yam 2 2. ocarina

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  • Sweet potato — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet potato — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet potato — ► NOUN ▪ the edible tuber of a tropical climbing plant, with pinkish orange slightly sweet flesh …   English terms dictionary

  • sweet potato — ☆ sweet potato n. 1. a tropical, trailing plant (Ipomoea batatas) of the morning glory family, with purplish flowers and a fleshy, brownish, tuberlike root used as a vegetable 2. its root 3. Informal OCARINA …   English World dictionary

  • Sweet potato — Camote redirects here. For the island group in the Philippines, see Camotes Islands. Sweet Potato Sweet potato in flower Hemingway, South Carolina Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sweet potato —    Uala (for various kinds, see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it).     Sweet potato vine or slip, lau.     Planted sweet potato vine, lau kanu.     Collected sweet potato vines, puku kālina.     Sweet potato sprouts, hāpu upu u, hā upu… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sweet potato — 1. a plant, Ipomoea batatas, of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots. 2. the root itself, used as a vegetable. 3. Informal. ocarina. [1740 50, Amer.] * * * Food plant (Ipomoea batatas; family Convolvulaceae)… …   Universalium

  • sweet potato — noun 1. the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States • Hypernyms: ↑root vegetable • Hyponyms: ↑yam • Part Holonyms: ↑sweet potato vine, ↑Ipomoea batatas 2. egg sha …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet potato — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sweet potato : singular sweet potato plural sweet potatoes a vegetable with a slightly sweet taste that looks like a potato with pink skin …   English dictionary

  • sweet potato — batatinė dioskorėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dioskorėjinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Dioscorea polystachya), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dioscorea batatas; Dioscorea… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sweet potato — Süßkartoffel Süßkartoffel (Ipomoea batatas), Blüte und Laubblätter. Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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