Irish potato

Irish potato
an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
Syn: ↑potato, ↑white potato, ↑murphy, ↑spud, ↑tater
Part Holonyms: ↑potato, ↑white potato, ↑white potato vine, ↑Solanum tuberosum
Part Meronyms: ↑jacket

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Usage: usually capitalized I
: potato 2 a (2)

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potato (def. 1).

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Irish potato,
the common white potato.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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