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potato US English

A starchy plant tuber that is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable

hot potato US English

A controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with

potato chip US English

A wafer-thin slice of potato fried or baked until crisp and eaten as a snack

potato skin US English

A strip of deep-fried potato skin, served as an appetizer

potato vine US English

A semievergreen climbing plant with pale blue or white flowers, related to the potato and native to South and Central America

sea potato US English

A yellowish-brown European heart urchin

seed potato US English

A potato that is planted and used for the production of seeds

baked potato US English

A potato baked in its skin

couch potato US English

A person who spends little or no time exercising and a great deal of time watching television

jacket potato US English

A baked potato served with the skin on

mouse potato US English

A person who spends large amounts of time operating a computer

potato blight US English

A destructive fungal disease of potatoes resulting in dry brown rot of the tubers

potato salad US English

A side dish consisting of cold cooked potato chopped and mixed with a dressing and seasonings

sweet potato US English

An edible tropical tuber with pinkish orange, slightly sweet flesh

potato pancake US English

A small flat cake of grated potatoes mixed with flour and egg and fried

Colorado potato beetle US English

A yellow- and black-striped leaf beetle native to North America. The larvae are highly destructive to potato plants and have occurred in many countries

potato crisp in crisp US English

British term for potato chip.

straw potatoes US English

Very thinly cut potato chips

mashed potatoes US English

A dish of potatoes that have been boiled and mashed, typically prepared with milk and butter

mashed potato in mashed potatoes US English

A dance originating in the US in the early 1960s, characterized by repeated sideways steps

fondant potatoes US English

Potatoes trimmed in the shape of eggs, fried in butter and then baked

potato vine in vine US English

Used in names of climbing or trailing plants of other families, e.g., potato vine