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Definition of Potato


  1. A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of South America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as New Mexico.
  2. The sweet potato (see below).

Potato Quotations

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
Tyra Banks

Both sides of my family had come from Ireland in the 19th century for the same reason: There was nothing to eat over there. Since then, I've tried to make up for the potato famine by making the potato the only vegetable that passes these lips.
Art Donovan

I started eating healthier. I actually gave up fast food. I gave up candy and potato chips and everything else. I started watching what I ate.
Ryan Lochte

I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.
Werner Herzog

My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days.
David Mixner
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Potato Translations

potato in Afrikaans is aartappel
potato in Danish is kartoffel
potato in Dutch is pieper, aardappel
potato in Finnish is peruna
potato in French is pomme-de-terre, pomme de terre
potato in German is Kartoffel
potato in Hungarian is burgonya, krumpli
potato in Italian is patata
potato in Norwegian is potet
potato in Portuguese is batata
potato in Spanish is patata
potato in Swedish is potatis
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