A starchy plant tuber which is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
A type of yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, which forms edible potato-like bulbils in its leaf axils, and is sometimes cultivated for ornament or (especially in West Africa) as a food crop, but in some areas is considered an invasive weed.
A small or inferior potato of a sort typically used as fodder for pigs.
The Californian plant death camas, Zygadenus venenosus (family Melanthaceae), whose underground bulbs are eaten by pigs.
= mashed potato.
(Usually in plural) one of the earliest potatoes of a new crop.
An inferior or small potato used to feed pigs; = hog potato.
Cookery (chiefly in plural) potato shaped into balls, especially mashed potatoes mixed with milk and butter, rolled into balls, and fried.
The groundnut, Apios americana.
A heap of potatoes, especially one covered with earth, straw, etc., for winter storage.
(More fully old-fashioned potato bug) a blister beetle of the genus Epicauta.
A small savoury cake or patty made from potato and (usually) flour, and cooked by frying.
A variety of clay traditionally used by Hopi Indians (frequently mixed with water) to neutralize bitterness, acidity, or toxins in foods such as wild potatoes, and sometimes in the production of pigments.
A bud of a potato tuber: see eye.
Chiefly Australian a fern of the genus Marattia (the para or king fern).
Any of various blister beetles (family Meloidae) especially of the genera Lytta and Cantharis, infesting potato vines and other plants.
A person's head likened to a potato, either in appearance, as being large, bald, ugly, etc., or as implying stupidity.
An implement with bent prongs used for digging up potatoes.
A loaf of potato bread.
A mill for processing potatoes, especially a mill for grinding potatoes to flour.
= potato tuber moth.
A bulbous or swollen nose.
A variety of oat.
A pie made with potatoes, frequently containing meat, onions, etc.
A shallow pit, usually covered with a mound of straw and earth, in which potatoes are stored in winter.
A light potato fritter.
A race or competitive game decided by the skill and speed with which potatoes are picked up, passed on, etc.
A name given to an 18th- or 19th-century Irish dish ring, a hoop of silver often elaborately chased or decorated with pierced and repoussé work, and used as a stand for a circular bowl or the like.
The tuber or plant of a potato or sweet potato. Now rare.
= potato blight.
Any of various actinomycete bacteria which produce brown patches, pits, or swellings on the surface of potatoes; especially (more fully common potato scab) Streptomyces scabies.
A potato or part of a potato used as seed; = set.
A shop where (especially cooked) potatoes are sold.
(Of land) exhausted by successive crops of potatoes.
A strip of deep-fried potato skin, served as an appetizer
That part of a potato plant which grows above the ground; chiefly in plural.
An ornamental climbing shrub, Solanum crispum (family Solanaceae), which has blue flowers and is native to Chile.
(Also potato wart disease) a soil-borne disease of potatoes caused by the fungus Synchytrium endobioticum, resulting in wrinkled, darkening warts on stolons, tubers, and the underground part of the stem.
A hornworm (hawkmoth) that feeds on potato plants; especially the tomato hornworm, Manduca quinquemaculata; the large green larva of these moths.
Any of several red-skinned varieties of potato, Solanum tuberosum.
A controversial issue or situation which is awkward to deal with
A semi-evergreen climbing plant with pale blue or white flowers, related to the potato and native to South and Central America
A yellowish-brown European heart urchin
A potato that is intended for replanting to produce a new plant and hence more tubers
The American groundnut, Apios tuberosa (also called potato bean).
The white potato (as distinct from the sweet potato).
Any of several varieties of mealy potatoes with reddish or purple skins, grown originally and traditionally by Maori.
Australian the potato orchid, Gastrodia sesamoides, of Tasmania.
The poisonous fruit (a berry) of the potato plant, resembling a small green or yellow-green tomato.