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      n   pl   , -toes  
1      (Also called)    Irish potato, white potato  
a    a solanaceous plant, Solanum tuberosum, of South America: widely cultivated for its edible tubers  
b    the starchy oval tuber of this plant, which has a brown or red skin and is cooked and eaten as a vegetable  
2    any of various similar plants, esp. the sweet potato  
3    hot potato  
Slang   a delicate or awkward matter  
     (C16: from Spanish patata white potato, from Taino batata sweet potato)  

couch potato  
Slang   a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos  
hot potato  
Slang   an awkward or delicate matter  
Irish potato  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)      another name for the       potato  
potato beetle  
      n      another name for the       Colorado beetle  
potato blight  
      n   a devastating disease of potatoes produced by the fungus Phytophthora infestaris and the cause of the Irish potato famine of the mid 19th century  
potato chip  
1    usually pl      another name for       chip       4  
2    usually pl      the U.S. and Canadian term for       crisp       10  
potato crisp  
      n   usually pl      another name for       crisp       10  
seed potato  
      n   a potato tuber used for planting  
sweet potato  
1    a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root  
2    the root of this plant,   (Also called (N.Z.))    kumera  
white potato  
      n      another name for       potato       1  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
! potato chip n.
coach potato

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