white potato

white potato
noun
1. an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
Syn: ↑potato, ↑Irish potato, ↑murphy, ↑spud, ↑tater
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑potato, ↑white potato vine, ↑Solanum tuberosum
Part Meronyms: ↑jacket
2. annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Solanum, ↑genus Solanum
Part Meronyms: ↑potato, ↑Irish potato, ↑murphy, ↑spud, ↑tater

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noun
: potato 2a(2)

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potato (def. 1).
[1785-95, Amer.]

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white potato,
= potato (def. 2). (Cf.potato)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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