Share this entry
batata Line breaks: ba¦tata
Pronunciation: /bəˈtɑːtə/

Definition of batata in English:


[mass noun]
(In the southern Caribbean) sweet potato.
Example sentences
  • Confusingly, the Spanish for the sweet potato is batata and the Italian patata.
  • A six-ounce bag of Terra Chips - taro, cassava, sweet potato, batata, and parsnip - cost this writer $4.79 at a New York-area supermarket - or about 8?
  • Magret duck breast came medium-rare and was dressed with a perfumed infusion of thyme, a delicate combination brought back to earth by a side of mashed batata, the white sweet potato of Patagonia.


Via Spanish from Taino.

Definition of batata in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources