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Topic: CROPS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: batata, from Taino

potato

noun
     
potato
po‧ta‧to S2 plural potatoes
1 [uncountable and countable]DF a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or pale yellow skin, that grows under the ground
jacket potato (=cooked in its skin)
Marie stood at the sink, peeling potatoes (=cutting off the skin).
2 [countable]TACHBP a plant that produces potatoes
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