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King Edward Line breaks: King Ed¦ward

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Definition of King Edward in English:


An oval potato of a variety with a white skin mottled with red.
Example sentences
  • The King Edward is a classic type potato, perfect for this dish.
  • I like to ring the changes and so sometimes I want, say, a firm, waxy, full-flavoured jacket potato, so I choose Desirée, and sometimes a more floury one, so it would be King Edward.
  • To make a really good potato gratin, pick a floury potato such as King Edward, or anything marked as a ‘baking potato’.


1920s: named after King Edward VII.

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