Translation of potato in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pəˈteɪtəʊ/

n (plural -toes)

uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable
  • 1.1 papa (feminine) or (Spain/España) patata (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) potato chips o (British English/inglés británico) crisps papas (feminine plural) or (Spain/España) patatas (fpl) fritas, papas (fpl) chip (Uruguay) potato masher pasapuré(s) (m), puretera (f) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) potato peeler pelapapas (masculine) or (Spain/España) pelapatatas (masculine) potato salad ensalada (feminine) de papa(s) or (Spain/España) patata(s)
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    • Avoid fatty and fried foods and stick to starchy foods like rice, potatoes and pasta.
    • Conventional wisdom dictates that starchy foods such as potatoes should give up their sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
    • Alternatively, the lamb may be cooked with potatoes or rice, the fat cooking out to enrich and flavour the starchy accompaniment.
    1.2sweet potato

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