Definition of sweet potato in English:

sweet potato

Syllabification: sweet po·ta·to

noun

  • 1An edible tropical tuber with pinkish orange, slightly sweet flesh.
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    • Roasted rabbit, boiled sweet potato and baked pies with vegetable filling are local specialties.
    • It may contain veal, beef, or lamb, sliced calf's foot, chickpeas or beans, potatoes or sweet potatoes, green vegetables such as spinach, and always hard-boiled eggs.
    • While there isn't any cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie to be had, there is plenty of brandy, gin, and wine on hand.
  • 2The Central American climbing plant that yields the sweet potato, widely cultivated in warm countries.
    • Ipomoea batatas, family Convolvulaceae
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    • The coast offers good harbours and the coastal plains are fertile, yielding sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and maize.
    • Some of her favorite plants for container use include heather, scaevola, sweet potato vine and coleus.
    • After middle May the sweet potato plants are in line for setting out.
  • 3 informal another term for ocarina.

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