potato

How to spell potato in portuguese

In portuguese, the word potato can be spelled:

  • n., pl. -toes.
    1. A South American plant (Solanum tuberosum) widely cultivated for its starchy edible tubers.
    2. A tuber of this plant.
    3. A sweet potato. See Regional Note at possum.

    [Spanish patata, alteration (probably influenced by Quechua papa, white potato) of Taino batata, sweet potato.]


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