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English definition of “potato”


noun [C or U]     /pəˈteɪ.təʊ/ US  /-t̬oʊ/ (plural potatoes)
A1 a round vegetable which grows underground and has white flesh with light brown, red, or pink skin, or the plant on which these grow: boiled/roasted/fried potatoes mashed potato/mashed potatoesTypes of vegetablePlants in general
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