American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American vine (Ipomoea batatas) having rose-violet or pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers, and cultivated for its fleshy tuberous orange root.
- n. The root of this vine, eaten cooked as a vegetable. Also called regionally yam.
- n. Informal An ocarina.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sweet potato, under potato.
- n. A tropical perennial American vine, Ipomoea batatas, having a fleshy tuber.
- n. The tuber of this plant cooked as a vegetable.
- n. US A yam; a tuber from the genus Dioscorea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a climbing plant (Ipomœa Balatas) allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far north as New Jersey. The name
potatowas applied to this plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this is the “potato” of the Southern United States.
- adj. (Bot.) See under Potato.
- n. egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
- n. pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh
- n. the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States
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