potato ( potatoes plural )
1 n-var Potatoes are quite round vegetables with brown or red skins and white insides. They grow under the ground.
2 You can refer to a difficult subject that people disagree on as a hot potato.
hot potato phrase N inflects ...a political hot potato such as abortion.
couch potato ( couch potatoes plural ) A couch potato is someone who spends most of their time watching television and does not exercise or have any interesting hobbies.
...couch potatoes flicking through endless satellite TV channels.
hot potato ( hot potatoes plural ) If you describe a problem or issue as a hot potato, you mean that it is very difficult and nobody wants to deal with it.
jacket potato ( jacket potatoes plural ) A jacket potato is a large potato that has been baked with its skin on.
in AM, use baked potato
potato chip ( potato chips plural )
1 n-count Potato chips are very thin slices of potato that have been fried until they are hard, dry, and crisp.
(AM) usu pl
in BRIT, use crisps
2 n-count Potato chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.
(BRIT) usu pl
in AM, use French fries
potato crisp ( potato crisps plural ) Potato crisps are the same as crisps.
FORMAL n-count usu pl
sweet potato ( sweet potatoes plural ) Sweet potatoes are vegetables that look like large ordinary potatoes but taste sweet. They have pinkish-brown skins and yellow flesh. n-var